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  1. Nathanimal Nathanimal says:

    One of the most purely entertaining books I ve ever read Honestly, when I finished, I held it to my chest with a purr.I was a bit nervous at the start I mean, was this just going to be some guy capitalizing on the fact that Borges never wrote a novel Saying to all the Borgesians who are a bit glum over the fact Hey everybody over here I got your Borges novel Your Borges stamped key chains Borges coffee cozies Going fast Well the book was an homage, definitely, almost a piece of fan fic One of the most purely entertaining books I ve ever read Honestly, when I finished, I held it to my chest with a purr.I was a bit nervous at the start I mean, was this just going to be some guy capitalizing on the fact that Borges never wrote a novel Saying to all the Borgesians who are a bit glum over the fact Hey everybody over here I got your Borges novel Your Borges stamped key chains Borges coffee cozies Going fast Well the book was an homage, definitely, almost a piece of fan fiction, but an extremely respectful and astute one The guy obviously knows Borges down to his fluids and neurons At the end he crafts this letter written from Borges to the narrator, and the rhythms and diction are so spot on I had to go look at the publishing date to make SURE Borges hadn t participated somehow No, he was dead by the time this book was written, and admits as much in the letter The book was full of little touches and nods like that This book distills and collects so much of what I love about Borges.Okay, how s this for super clever Borges stars as the sleuth in a very Borgesian detective story it relies heavily on a mirror , set appropriately enough in Buenos Aires at a literary conference on Edgar Allan Poe, who a invented the detective story and b was a primary if not THE primary influence on Borges and c was also the primary influence of H.P Lovecraft, another Borges favorite The puzzles in this book quickly move from forensics to philology, as you d expect.While Poe and Lovecraft definitely have their qualities, I ll admit they can be a little too pulpy for me I think I like them best as busts in the library of Jorge Luis Borges Herein lies one of the main pleasures of this book for me examining those two writers through Borgesian eyes excuse the irony there , through his love of semiotics, of misdirection, and of obscure and fantastic scholarship The letter, mentioned above, was only one of the many ways that Verissimo exploited the meta fictional Is this this real or not possibilities of the story The last word of the book is verisimilitude a word which I think, in its connotations toward both truth and the simulation of truth, captures the spirit of this book and it makes me wonder if the universe is really so kind to have honestly named this author Verissimo


  2. David David says:

    Okay you guys who ve been pushing all those bizarro novels take your favorite bizarro author, and Jorge Luis Borges will totally drink his milkshake Even as a fictional character.Borges wrote what s called magical realism nowadays, but while his fans may think fantasy is too undignified a label, Borges himself was a huge fan of science fiction, fantasy, and pulp fiction The murder takes place at the Israfel Society Conference Edgar Allen Poe was one of Borges s favorites , so you have Okay you guys who ve been pushing all those bizarro novels take your favorite bizarro author, and Jorge Luis Borges will totally drink his milkshake Even as a fictional character.Borges wrote what s called magical realism nowadays, but while his fans may think fantasy is too undignified a label, Borges himself was a huge fan of science fiction, fantasy, and pulp fiction The murder takes place at the Israfel Society Conference Edgar Allen Poe was one of Borges s favorites , so you have Borges a real person fictionally attending a fictional conference studying a real author whom Borges really numbered among his influences This book is a tribute to Borges and Borges s fiction, and Verissimo actually has the cajones to use Borges as a character in his Borges homage In fact, the narrator is an author, addressing his narrative to Borges, and in the end, Borges answers back.Under all this meta fiction, the book is a locked room murder mystery with an unreliable narrator, another Poe element , and you can read it on that level, but you won t come close to appreciating it unless you ve read a few of Borges s short stories.Brazilian author Luis Fernando Verissimo totally nails the feel of a Borges story, and while this is a novel Borges famously only ever wrote short stories he wrote no novels , it s a short one, which also makes itbelievable as what could have been just a really long short story by Borges Since Borges writes the ending just read it you might find yourself repeatedly checking the cover to remind yourself who the author really is.If you haven t read anything by Borges, you are missing a treat Go read Labyrinths or Ficciones Then read this book Then read some Poe or Lovecraft Not necessarily in that order


  3. Tyler Jones Tyler Jones says:

    An absolutely fatastic, multi faceted gem of a story.When Vogelstein, an obscure translator and would be writer, decides to attend a Poe society convention in Beunos Aires it marks a departure from his reclusive world of words On his first night he meets his literary idol, Jorge Luis Borges, and is enmeshed in a murder as gruesome and puzzling as any found in the works of Poe Soon he finds he finds himself a guest in the library of Borges as the two of them, along with the criminologist Cuervo An absolutely fatastic, multi faceted gem of a story.When Vogelstein, an obscure translator and would be writer, decides to attend a Poe society convention in Beunos Aires it marks a departure from his reclusive world of words On his first night he meets his literary idol, Jorge Luis Borges, and is enmeshed in a murder as gruesome and puzzling as any found in the works of Poe Soon he finds he finds himself a guest in the library of Borges as the two of them, along with the criminologist Cuervo, try to decode the clues and solve the mystery.A pitch perfect mirror image, if you like story of the type that Borges himself was famous for full of symbolism, doppelgangers, iconography and powerful secret societies Above all it is about the ultimate power of words a power that can create and possibly destroy the universe.A charming hommage to Borges that could stand alongside the works of the master himself


  4. Rebecca Rebecca says:

    Surely one of the best titles for a novel ever It s an enjoyable academic comedy and locked room mystery, with nods to Borges and Poe though I probably didn t get them all.


  5. Rise Rise says:

    It s a very funny, entertaining, and refreshing whodunit, withthan passing references to Borges a major character here , Poe, and Lovecraft Vogelstein is a 50 year old translator and English teacher who adored Borges with the same fanatical zeal as the narrator of the Borges story Pierre Menard, Author of the Quixote His first encounter with the master was not agreeable Vogelstein translated one of Borges s stories for a Portuguese magazine but he changed some aspects of the story It s a very funny, entertaining, and refreshing whodunit, withthan passing references to Borges a major character here , Poe, and Lovecraft Vogelstein is a 50 year old translator and English teacher who adored Borges with the same fanatical zeal as the narrator of the Borges story Pierre Menard, Author of the Quixote His first encounter with the master was not agreeable Vogelstein translated one of Borges s stories for a Portuguese magazine but he changed some aspects of the story to fit his own preference for how the story should proceed Of course, Borges, upon learning of the travesty, was furious They eventually exchanged letters, which was the start of Vogelstein s literary hero worship.Their second encounter was face to face, in a conference about Edgar Allan Poe held in Buenos Aires But even before the conference was to start, a murder of one of the speakers took place The murder victim was found, in true Borgesian fashion, in front of a mirror his body s position was such that it formed a letter from the alphabet, a clue that could point to the solution of the crime Borges and Vogelstein were enlisted to help uncover the identity of the killer The ensuing investigation was a riot of literary speculations, invoking the mystery stories of Poe, the Kabbalah, Necronomicon book of the dead, et cetera This novel was criminally funny I m sure there were some in jokes Borgian, Poe ic, Lovecrafty that went past me, but it was altogether a solid detective work, if a bit too neat the way it all tied up, in a postmodern postmortem, in the end Verissimo was nonetheless guilty of leading the reader into a maze of intertextual pleasures There s a chance that a fan of Borges or Poe or Lovecraft will revel in the games and gimmickry of the Brazilian writer Luis Fernando Verissimo The short novel was translated byMargaret Jull Costa who was probably in top form the way she came up with words to describe the murder weapon You mentioned that Palermo, the part of Buenos Aires where you were brought up, had been a violent place full of bohemians and bandits There they had two names for the knife, the blade and the slicer The two names described the same object, but the blade was the thing itself, and the slicer its function The blade could fit in the hand even of a sickly child shut up in his father s library, the blade could be any of the superannuated daggers and swords belonging to his warrior grandfather or great grandfather and displayed on the walls of his house, but the slicer , the knife in the hand slicing back and forth, in and out, existed only in his imagination, in a fascinating world of rapid settlings of accounts and duels over honour, an insult or a woman, in dark streets where you never went, where no writer went, except in the literature he wrote.Whether it s the knife instrument or the blade form or the slicer function , the essence of light and dark comedy here cuts through like any sharp object First posted in my blog.


  6. Stacia Stacia says:

    A complete utter delight of a book A Borges style mystery with some Poe, Lovecraft, infinite monkeys, surrealism thrown in Verissimo meaning true in Portuguese leads you through a labyrinth of mirrors, philosophy, surrealist reasoning, ancient history, good old fashioned noir while spinning this marvelous mystery as you search for the truth of the matter Excellent A complete utter delight of a book A Borges style mystery with some Poe, Lovecraft, infinite monkeys, surrealism thrown in Verissimo meaning true in Portuguese leads you through a labyrinth of mirrors, philosophy, surrealist reasoning, ancient history, good old fashioned noir while spinning this marvelous mystery as you search for the truth of the matter Excellent


  7. Carmen Carmen says:

    Who knows, Volgestein, I might turn out to be John Dee s Eternal Orangutan I will live for ever and write everything that was ever written in the world After all, I ve already written a good part of it Borges, Poe and Lovecraft, gathered by Verissimo, in a most surprising mystery novel I really liked it.


  8. Aly Aly says:

    This was an odd book It was a murder mystery, but a lot of time was spent talking about origins of letters and theories about random things I had a difficult time understanding a lot of it, so I didn t get as much out of the story The main character Volgelstein, is telling the story to Borges, the reader He goes to Buenos Aires for a conference and a much loathed man is murdered there He then speculates with Borges who the killer is and what the symbolism left behind can be interpreted as This was an odd book It was a murder mystery, but a lot of time was spent talking about origins of letters and theories about random things I had a difficult time understanding a lot of it, so I didn t get as much out of the story The main character Volgelstein, is telling the story to Borges, the reader He goes to Buenos Aires for a conference and a much loathed man is murdered there He then speculates with Borges who the killer is and what the symbolism left behind can be interpreted as The ending was kind of interesting, but I was lost most of the time


  9. Meg Meg says:

    Borges and the Eternal Orangutans was a delight Short and sweet, it was the palate cleanser I so desperately needed just now.This novella is a literary whodunit that s also a homage to Poe, Lovecraft, and above all, Borges The narrator Vogelstein was quite funny and I definitely had a dumb grin on my face on the train while I was reading this There are so many literary allusions and hints some of which I certainty didn t catch lovingly stitched into the pages, and passages that will delight Borges and the Eternal Orangutans was a delight Short and sweet, it was the palate cleanser I so desperately needed just now.This novella is a literary whodunit that s also a homage to Poe, Lovecraft, and above all, Borges The narrator Vogelstein was quite funny and I definitely had a dumb grin on my face on the train while I was reading this There are so many literary allusions and hints some of which I certainty didn t catch lovingly stitched into the pages, and passages that will delight those who love puzzles, language, words, and of course, Borges It was just really refreshing to read a book about books and literature that doesn t take itself too seriously but is a good mix of comedy and intellectual detective ing Some quotes I liked When we invent, it is only to remember the truthexactly.To live is to leave ruins Victor Hugo said that the X signified crossed swords, a battle with an uncertain result, which is why it symbolised destiny for philosophers and the unknown for mathematiciansMe O.The mother of all vowels Symbol of God That which has neither beginning nor end You A snake eternally biting its own tail Symbol of Eternity Me Its origin is the Semitic word ayin, which in Phoenician means eye You I disagree It must be a pictogram of the Sun The symbol of the pharaoh Akhenaten, who was the first to conceive of god as author of the Universe, and consequently of the author as god Our patron saint, Vogelstein N ew England, a land of witchcraft and gloomy valleys, the only American equivalent to the dark forests of Europe We have a gift for placing one word after another coherently and creatively, but we could unwittingly be serving a coherence entirely unknown to us and thus inventing terrifying truths We write in order to remember, but those memories might belong to other people We could be creating universes, like Akhenaten s god, merely to amuse ourselves We might unwittingly be placing monsters in the world And without even leaving our chairs If nature teaches us anything, gentlemen, it is to distrust too much symmetry


  10. Lamski Kikita Lamski Kikita says:

    After reading the Club of Angels, I thought an author could not possibly do better, but on my, this was such a riveting read The narration as a letter is very engaging, the plot is mysterious and just has you on the edge of your seat, the characters interesting, the events mesmerizing, and the interpretations and conversations simply magical.If you think one cannot combine Borjes, Poe, and Lovecraft in 130 pages, you are sorely mistaken This book is enticing and has me running to the bookshe After reading the Club of Angels, I thought an author could not possibly do better, but on my, this was such a riveting read The narration as a letter is very engaging, the plot is mysterious and just has you on the edge of your seat, the characters interesting, the events mesmerizing, and the interpretations and conversations simply magical.If you think one cannot combine Borjes, Poe, and Lovecraft in 130 pages, you are sorely mistaken This book is enticing and has me running to the bookshelf gasping for some Borges I will also be reading Poe and Lovecraft this year, all because of this wonderful book Who ever thought writers were boring


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  • Paperback
  • 104 pages
  • Borges ve Sonsuz Orangutanlar
  • Luis Fernando Verissimo
  • Turkish
  • 19 October 2019

About the Author: Luis Fernando Verissimo

Nascido em Porto Alegre e filho do tamb m escritor rico Verissimo, Luis Fernando Verissimo famoso por suas cr nicas cheias de ironia humor stica Al m de escritor, ele tamb m jornalista, publicit rio, cartunista e tradutor Entre suas paix es, est o Borges ve Kindle - a fam lia, o time de paix o, Internacional de Porto Alegre, e o jazz sendo praticamente insepar vel de seu saxofoneSeus amigos o definem como uma pessoa que fala escrevendo Em p blico, ele t mido e de forma alguma aparenta ser o autor de seus irreverentes textos considerado o escritor que mais vende livros no Brasil.