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“The Aleph” is a short story by the Argentine writer and poet Jorge Luis Borges. First published in September , it was reprinted in the short story collection. Buy ALEF by HORHE LUIS BORHES (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Buy Complex Logos/Signs/Badges by on GraphicRiver. 10 retro/vintage style logos/signs/badges perfect to use as logos, buttons or as promotion graphics for .

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Get to Know Us. I saw the teeming sea; I saw daybreak and nightfall; I saw the multitudes of America; I saw a silvery cobweb in the center of a black pyramid; I saw a splintered labyrinth it was London ; I saw, close up, unending eyes watching themselves in me as in a mirror; I saw all the mirrors on earth and none of them reflected me; I saw in a backyard of Soler Street the same tiles that thirty years before I’d seen in the entrance of a house in Fray Bentos; I saw bunches of grapes, snow, tobacco, lodes of metal, steam; I saw convex equatorial deserts and each one of their grains of sand Though staggered by the experience of seeing the Aleph, the narrator pretends to have seen nothing in order to get revenge on Daneri, whom he dislikes, by giving Daneri a reason to doubt his own sanity.

Later in the story, a business on the same street attempts to tear down Daneri’s house in the course of its expansion. Views Read Edit View history. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Marijan rated it it was amazing Jun 22, Be the first to ask a question about Alef – Science fiction magazin broj 1.


The Aleph (short story)

slef Product details Hardcover Publisher: Nikola Milutinovic marked it as to-read Feb 26, By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Michael Joseph Schumann marked it as to-read Nov 05, In Borges’ story, the Aleph is a point in space that contains all other points.

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Trivia About Alef – Science fi According to some the story also makes reference to Dante Alighieri ‘s Divine Comedy in the poet Daneri’s name “Dan” from Dante and “eri” from Alighieri and in Beatriz’ name.

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Share your thoughts with other customers. The Aleph’s diameter was probably little more than an inch, but all space was there, actual and undiminished.

Crnjak marked it as to-read Sep 04, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Other books in the series. In mathematics, aleph numbers denote the cardinality or size of infinite sets. Open Preview See a Problem?

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He also states his belief that the Aleph in Daneri’s house was not the only one that exists, based on a report he has discovered, written by “Captain Burton” Richard Francis Burton when he was British consul in Brazildescribing the Mosque of Amr in Cairowithin which there is said to be a stone obrhes that contains the entire universe; although this Aleph cannot be seen, it is said that those who put their ear to the pillar can hear a continuous hum that symbolises all the concurrent noises of the universe heard borhfs any given time.


The descent into the cellar is sometimes compared to Dante’s descent into hell.

His new story collection Android’s Premonition marks 25 years of his writing. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Jorge Luis Borges wrote in his commentaries he felt honored by the idea that this coincidence was put in on purpose and did deny the idea that he made a conscious reference to the poem. Stanica Hoksbil Filip Kirval: At the beginning of the story, he is mourning the recent death of a woman whom he loved, named Beatriz Viterbo, and resolves to stop by the house of her family to pay his respects.

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Daneri becomes enraged, explaining to the narrator that he must keep the house in order to luks his poem, because the cellar contains an Aleph which he is using to write the poem. On the back part of the step, toward the right, I saw a small iridescent sphere of almost unbearable brilliance. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle?