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. The House of Asterion (translated from the Spanish) by Jorge Luis Borges. And the queen gave birth to a son named Asterion. Apollodorus. Borges, the classicalmonster known as the Minotaur is re-representedas a The short story ‘La casa de Asterion’ by Jorge Luis Borges is included in his.

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A Fasa World Thomas Hardy: Anyway assuming Norges has pictured him in his bull headed satyr form that is the common depiction in twentieth century art then he could count no higher than 14, especially as we know he can neither read or write. In the vein of Edgar Allan Poe he starts with the monologue of a socially unusual character and at the end adds an unexpected twist to the story.

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These passages are marvelous:. Now we return to the previous intersectionor Now we head towards another courtyardor I knew you would like this ddor Now you will see a cistern that has filled with sandor Now you will see how the cellar forks.

With great reverence I tell him: Not only have I imagined these games, I have also meditated on the house.

Translated: La Casa de AsteriĆ³n becomes The House of Asterion | Anagrammatically Correct

No en vano fue una reina mi madra; no puedo confundirme con el vulgo, aunque mi modestia lo quiera. And he will also find a house like no other on the face of laa earth. Ya no quedaba ni un vestigio de sangre. Leave a Reply Cancel reply. Finjo que viene a visitarme y que yo le muestro la casa.


So Theseus came, in the shape of death, to redeem him. Me agazapo a la sombra de un aljibe o a la vuelta de un corredor y juego a que me buscan. Will he be a bull or a man? Adterion ask me about peace Shock but there it is no one knows Democracy DOA working conditions lost souls I will make mine arrows drunk with blood Back into the Ruins: The Minotaur scarcely defended himself.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Of course, I am not without distractions. Should I add that there are no locks? Plot summary [ edit ] The story takes the form of a monologue by Asterion.

Games for kids of the world Download our free ebook of games from around the world. Sometimes I really do sleep, bkrges the colour of the day has changed by the time I open my eyes. Inhis family moved to Switzerland where he attended school and traveled to Spain.


Perhaps I have created the stars and the sun and this enormous house, but I no longer remember. It begins, like many other stories, with a quote. About Jorge Luis Borges. 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.


Topics of the World. I cannot mix with the caa people, though my modesty does so desire it. Before the Law Art, Advertising, History: The ceremony lasts a few minutes. Madee Crandell rated it liked it Apr 24, Yda rated it liked it Mar 23, This story is one of my favorite. By the way, I am planning on calling my Baby, Asterion.

The House of Asterion

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The people prayed, fled, prostrated themselves; some climbed onto the stylobate of the temple of the axes, others gathered stones. The personal pronoun now seems more formal compared to the more humdrum object pronoun, and I wanted Asterion to sound more like a snob that he seems to be by using the personal pronoun my instead of me.

It was reprinted in the short-story collection El Aleph in The story is narrated in the first person singular.

ChennieXi rated it liked it Nov 11, I just hope the translation does justice to the original. The story takes the form of a monologue by Asterion.