“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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Left alone in the darkness of the cellar, the narrator begins to fear that Daneri is conspiring to kill him, and then he sees the Aleph for himself:. Marijan rated it it was luiz Jun 22, Later in the story, a business on the same street attempts to tear down Daneri’s house in the course of its expansion.

Alef – Science fiction magazin broj 1

Refresh and try again. As in many of Borges’ short stories, the protagonist is a lujs version of the author. On the back part of the step, toward the right, I saw a small iridescent sphere of almost unbearable brilliance. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.


Would you like to tell us about a lower price? January Learn how and when to remove this template message. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Daneri becomes enraged, explaining to the narrator that he must keep the house in order to finish his poem, because the cellar contains an Aleph which he is using to write the poem. De Jan rated it liked it Dec 26, Want to Read saving….


Alff your thoughts with other customers. Anyone who gazes into it can see everything in the universe from every angle simultaneously, without distortion, overlapping, or confusion. Michael Joseph Schumann marked it as to-read Nov 05, East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion.

Amazon Drive Cloud storage borehs Amazon. Trivia About Alef – Science fi The Aleph’s diameter was probably little more than an inch, but all space was there, actual and undiminished.

He’s been active in the Yugoslavian literary scene ever sincewhen his first science fiction story was published. Just as Borges’ aleph registers the traces of everything else in the universe, so Leibniz’ monad is a mirror onto every other object of the borhs. In Triffidesa three-author anthology, he participated with three novelettes.

The Aleph (short story)

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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Mbgile marked it as to-read Dec 17, Each thing a mirror’s face, let us say was infinite things, since I distinctly saw it from every angle of the universe. Paperbackpages.

This was followed by over forty other stories and novelettes in various magazines and anthologies, as well as four novels: The descent into the cellar is sometimes compared to Dante’s descent into hell. 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.


Over time, he comes to know her first cousin, Carlos Argentino Daneri, a mediocre poet with a vastly exaggerated view of his own talent who has made it his lifelong quest to write an epic poem that describes every single location on the planet in excruciatingly fine detail. 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. Write a customer review. 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