Universal History of Iniquity

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Universal History of Iniquity by Jorge Luis Borges
Paperback $12.00

Jul 27, 2004 | 128 Pages

  • Paperback $12.00

    Jul 27, 2004 | 128 Pages

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“Hurley’s efforts at retranslating Borges are not anything but heroic. His versions are clear, elegant, crystalline.” —Ilan Stavans, The Times Literary Supplement

“[Borges’s] stories often take the outer form of some genre from popular literature, a form proved by long usage, which creates almost mythical structures.” —Italo Calvino

Table Of Contents

A Universal History of IniquityIntroduction by Andrew Hurley

A Universal History of Iniquity (1935)
Preface to the First Edition
Preface to the 1954 Edition
The Cruel Redeemer Lazarus Morell
The Improbable Impostor Tom Castro
The Widow Ching—Pirate
Monk Eastman, Purveyor of Iniquities
The Disinterested Killer Bill Harrigan
The Uncivil Teacher of Court Etiquette Kôsuké no Suké
Hakim, the Masked Dyer of Merv
Man on Pink Corner
Et cetera
Index of Sources

A Note on the Translation
Notes to the Fictions

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