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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Krix marked it as to-read Mar 07, About Jorge Luis Borges. The student encounters many such people radiating a small amount of this spiritual clarity.

Borges’s mixing of the fictional and the real, which Jaime Alazraki calls a “Borgesian device,” both imparts a real feeling to the fictional, acercaamiento an unreal feeling to the real. Trivia About El acercamiento a Books by Jorge Luis Borges.

El acercamiento a Almotásim by Jorge Luis Borges

Ursula added it Sep 21, The second has often been criticized for poor writing and for its obvious allegory to the quest of finding God. Versos Incoherentes rated it really liked it Apr 07, Historia de la eternidad Ficciones His work was translated and published widely in the United States and in Europe. Al-Mu’tasim means “he who goes in quest of aid” or “the seeker of shelter”. John rated it wcercamiento was amazing Feb 07, Aajma Manoj added it Jun 06, The reviewer gives a history of the book, first acercaniento 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.


There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Retrieved from ” https: Borges described his story as “both a hoax and a pseudo-essay.

From these experiences, he infers the existence of a perfect manwhom he calls Al-Mu’tasim. No trivia or quizzes yet.

Jan Prepadnik rated it it was ok Jul 21, He meets a man who, though destitute, is happy and spiritual. Afercamiento also worked as a librarian and public lecturer. Written in”The Approach to Al-Mu’tasim” was first published as an essay in Borges’s philosophical essay collection, A History of Eternity Historia de la eternidad.

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He flees to a tower where he meets a robber of Parsee corpses collecting gold teeth. Borges was fluent in several languages. A long footnote at the end of the review summarises The Conference of the Birds by Farid ud-Din Attarin which a group of birds seek a feather dropped in the middle of China acercmiento Simurghthe bird king.


Views Read Edit View history. Thirty birds reach the mountain of Simurgh and there they find through contemplation that they themselves are the Simurgh. He was a target of political persecution during the Peron regime, and supported the military juntas that overthrew it.

Michael Wong rated it it was ok Aug 31, In his autobiographical essay, Borges wrote about “The Approach to Al-Mu’tasim”, “it now seems to me to foreshadow and acrecamiento to set the pattern for those tales that were somehow awaiting me, and upon which my reputation as a storyteller was to be based.

Inhis family moved to Switzerland where he attended school and traveled to Spain.