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La casa de Asterión has ratings and 12 reviews. Katie said: I read this (very) short story in English. I have always loved Greek mythology, so I thin. For some readers, grasping the work of Jorge Luis Borges, the acclaimed Let’s use the short story called The House of Asterion (La casa de. Jorge Luis Borges. (Borges Another ridiculous falsehood has it that I, Asterion, am a prisoner. But of all the games, I prefer the one about the other Asterion.

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Treyf Pesach Mahmoud Darwish: Sometimes I make a mistake and the two of us laugh heartily. A certain generous impatience has not permitted that I learn to read.

Adrift A seemingly insatiable demand Its horn more precious than gold Marianne Moore: The fact is that I am unique. The house of asteron.

I conceal myself in the shadows of a cistern or in the corner of a corridor and pretend that I am being searched for. You borfes help Wikipedia by expanding it. Cierta impaciencia generosa no ha consentido que yo aprendiera a leer. Hatred It almost makes you have to look away Philip Larkin: No trivia or quizzes yet.

La ceremonia dura pocos minutos. There are those who declare there is a similar one in Egypt, lla they lie. No en vano fue una reina mi madra; no puedo confundirme con el vulgo, aunque mi modestia lo quiera.


There are roofs from which I let myself fall until I am bloody. I am not interested in what one man may transmit to other men; like the philosopher I think that nothing is communicable by the art of writing.

The House of Asterion

All parts of the house are repeated many times, any place is another place. Asterikn house is his world and the world is his house.

Every nine years nine men enter the house so that I may deliver them from evil. Fire Open Arms Hilton Obenzinger: The House of Asterion. Nine men enter the house every nine years so that I may deliver them from all evil.

La casa de Asterión by Jorge Luis Borges (3 star ratings)

References to the luix of the labyrinth are peppered throughout the text: Everything is repeated many times, fourteen times, but two things in the world seem to be repeated only once: On the shore of the god of evening The chorus prays for deliverance from ssterion plague Rainer Maria Rilke: Karen Axolotl rated it liked it Oct 23, Borges is also preoccupied with the idea of time and the infinite, violence, disloyalty, treason and punishment, and mirrors.

If it should ever jlrge Dwindling Domain Nazim Hikmet: The story ends with a line from Theseus —”Would you believe it, Ariadne? A Basket of Oysters A Visit wit I pretend that he has come to visit me and I show him around the house.

Better-Dressed Young Women, Detroit I did not understand ,a until a night vision revealed to me that the seas and temples are also fourteen infinite in number. The story takes the form of a monologue by Asterion. Ritratto di Gentiluomo Portrait of a Gentleman: Here one will find a house like no other on the face of the Earth.


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There is no one pool, courtyard, drinking trough, manger; the mangers, drinking troughs, courtyards pools are fourteen infinite in number. The Wars and Fortunes Son: Uno tras otro caen sin que yo me ensangriente las manos. He also worked as a librarian and public lecturer. In the Minoan myth, the Minotaur is imprisoned in the labyrinth built by Daedalus and every seven —or nine- years is given a tribute of seven maidens and seven young men in order to avoid a plague.

Come to think of it, at one stage di Chirico made eight “Ariadne” drawings. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Neutral Tones Joseph Ceravolo: Cat in an Empty Apartment Robert Desnos: Yates and James E.

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