O Informe de Brodie has ratings and reviews. Um dos livros essenciais do escritor Argentino, O Relatório de Brodie reúne 11 contos e foi public. JORGE LUIS BORGES. Translated by The Preface, under the title “Borges on Borges,” first appeared in The original title of this book is El informe de Brodie. Find El Informe De Brodie by Borges, Jorge Luis at Biblio. Uncommonly good collectible and rare books from uncommonly good booksellers.

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Brodie’s Report by Jorge Luis Borges

Since Brodie is a Scottish missionary, predictably his report includes the Yahoo system of religious belief. Sign In Register Help Cart. What was there to win anyway? And let me tell you, I have read a number of books on indigenous tribes by cultural anthropologists such as Raymond Bridie and Colin T Welcome to the many universes of Jorge Luis Borges.

Argentinian history, the half-savage Pampas, the criminals of the Buenos Aires’ slums, and duels both actual and metaphorical are the subjects of these tales. Spine creased, foxing to rear wrapper, text block toned. In “The Duel”, Borges concludes that “the story that moved in darkness ends in darkness. I refer to his early stories and essays about what he calls the “suburbs” of Buenos Aires, when one-story dwellings stretched out to where the pampas began, and slaughterhouses and knife-wielding toughs abounded to process the beef that was exported to Europe.


Borges, in his old age, seemed to tire of writing fabulist tales ell wanted some good old fashioned realism.

His work embraces the “character of unreality in all literature”. Open Preview See a Problem? Often stories though realistic, are such that an alternative interpretation suggested by author becomes possible.

O Informe de Brodie

There is almost an expectation that, Borges being a writer of renown, he will embellish the original plain tale, and somehow make it more entertaining, memorable or eternal. Lists with This Book. For an author like Borges, a highly cultivated, refined, aesthetically attuned urbane gentleman and man of letters, life among this tribe of Yahoo could be seen as his worst nightmare.

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The Stuff of Memory In “The Encounter”, the tale teller witnesses another knife fight, and yearns for “someone to be killed, so that I could tell about it later, and remember it. In this culture, spontaneous poetry is revered — but in a perverse way. On his return to Argentina inBorges began publishing his poems and essays in Surrealist literary journals.

Borges covenants to tell the story “conscientiously”, though “I can forsee myself yielding to the literary temptation to heighten or insert boges occasional small detail. Would I recommend this as the first work by the author one reads?


On their fingers they count thus: And as a god, they have the right to kill the poet on the spot. Better World Books Ltd Condition: Quotes from Brodie’s Report.

Book in almost Brand New condition. Even the detail in the description is designed to convince us, without necessarily pulling the wool over our eyes. They have to race — after their throats have been cut.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. By the time this volume was published it was late in Borges’s career. Then Brodie reports on how a poet is a Yahoo who can string together six or seven enigmatic words.

Apr 18, Sidharth Vardhan rated it it was amazing Shelves: Unfortunately, despite the relative comfort in which they lived, Oma caught tuberculosis and died.

Such a mysterious find is classic Borges: No further detail is given on the Apemen which makes the whole report a bit spooky.