Acercamiento a Almotásim, El. Borges story-essay, a review of Mir Bahadur Ali’s Approach to Al-Mu’tasim. Borges Index: Prólogo, Historia de la eternidad, OC. El acercamiento a Almotásim, which is mostly translated to English as “The Approach to Al-Mu’tasim”, was the first short story that Borges. Title: El acercamiento a Almotásim Title Record # Author: Jorge Luis German, Der Weg zu Almotásim , Romanian, Apropierea de Almotásim.

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Paperback7 pages. Borges’s mixing of the fictional and the real, which Jaime Alazraki calls a “Borgesian device,” both imparts a real feeling to the fictional, and an unreal feeling to the real. In his acercamiwnto essay, Borges writes that when “The Approach to Al-Mu’tasim” was first published, the people who read it “took it amlotsim face value, and one of my friends even ordered a copy from London. Aajma Manoj added it Jun 06, He pulls back the curtain and goes in.

Borges’s use of an allegory to shed light on a detective story shows his use of religious doctrines for aesthetic value.

He also worked as a librarian and public lecturer.

The Approach to Al-Mu’tasim

Trivia About El acercamiento a On his return to Argentina inBorges began publishing his poems and essays in Surrealist literary journals. Al-Mu’tasim means “he who goes in quest of aid” or “the seeker of shelter”.


His narrative is uncertain and inconstant.

John rated alkotsim it was amazing Feb 07, The narrator then summarizes the plot of the novel. Ursula added it Sep 21, Coetzee said of Borges: He eventually hears the voice of the Al-Mu’tasim resounding from a hut. He meets a man who, though destitute, is happy and spiritual.

El acercamiento a Almo Retrieved from ” https: His work was translated and published widely in the United States and in Europe. Written in”The Approach to Almotsi was first published as an essay in Borges’s philosophical essay collection, A History of Eternity Historia de la eternidad.

Historia de la acsrcamiento Ficciones Jan Prepadnik rated it it was ok Jul 21, He flees to a tower where he meets a robber of Parsee corpses collecting gold teeth.

Inhis family moved to Switzerland where he attended school and traveled to Spain. Thanks for telling us about the problem. In his autobiographical essay, Borges wrote about “The Approach to Al-Mu’tasim”, “it now seems to me to foreshadow and even to set the pattern for those tales that were somehow awaiting me, and upon which my reputation as a storyteller was to be based.

Return to Book Page. Versos Incoherentes rated it really liked it Apr 07, Thirty birds reach the mountain of Simurgh and there they find through contemplation that they themselves are the Simurgh.


The reviewer gives a history of the book, first describing the success of the first edition, the publishing of the second edition by a respected publisher in London, and the positive and negative reception given to it by critics.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. This page was last edited on 21 Mayat Inna rated it it was amazing Feb 08, Written by Mir Bahadur Ali, an Indian lawyer, and published inthe second edition is described by the narrator as inferior to the first edition, published in Borges states that though both books have been popular, the first had an original printing of 4, copies and was never reprinted, while the second is by far the better known, having been reprinted several times and translated into EnglishFrenchand German.

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