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Brodie's Report (Penguin Classics)

ISBN13: 9780143039259
ISBN: 0143039253
Binding: Paperback
List Price: $14.0
Publisher: Penguin Classics
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Pages: 144
Average Goodreads rating: 3.99/5 (2041 ratings)

At the age of seventy, after a gap of twenty years, Jorge Luis Borges returned to writing short stories. In Brodie's Report, he also returned to the style of his earlier work with its brutal realism, nightmares, and bloodshed. Many of these stories, including Unworthy and The Other Duel, are set in the macho Argentinean underworld, and even the rivalries between artists are suffused with suppressed violence. Throughout, opposing themes of fate and free will, loyalty and betrayal, time and memory flicker in the recesses of these compelling stories, among the best Borges ever wrote.