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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Finally he makes mention of other people, nine men, who come every nine years “so that I may deliver them from evil “, and whose bodies he leaves in the empty rooms to distinguish one from another. Sometimes I err and we both laugh heartily. There is also a reference to the Labyrinth of Egypt, a real building complex in the province of Fayoum, Egypt. Thanks for the explanation Ana. Now though he is most often depicted with cloven hooves despite the early depictions.

References to the theme of the labyrinth are peppered throughout the text: And I am from Mexico, but here we also jorg good authors…These is a wonderful story.


Of course, I am not without distractions. Like the ram about to charge, I run through the stone dee until I fall dizzy to the floor. Sometimes I deplore this, for the nights and days are long. However, by dint of exhausting the courtyards with pools and dusty gray la casa de asterion jorge luis borges galleries I have reached the street and seen the temple of the Axes and the sea.

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The House of Asterion

Will he be a bull or a man? Besides, I did one evening step out onto the street; if I returned home before nightfall, I did so because of the fear that the faces of the hoi polloi, faces discoloured and plain like an open czsa, had induced in me.

Return to Book Page. What a man can pass unto others does not interest me; like the philosopher, I think nothing is communicated by the art of writing. Con grandes reverencias le digo: Let it be that he take me to a place with fewer galleries and fewer doors. Finjo que viene a visitarme y que yo le muestro la casa.

With great reverence I tell him: Inhis family moved to Switzerland where he attended school and traveled to Spain. Tamara rated it liked it Feb 13, Since then, the solitude does not pain me because I know that my redeemer lives, and in the end he will rise above the dust.

There are rooftops from which I let myself fall until I bloody myself.

Under Siege Mahmoud Awterion Will he be perhaps a bull with the face of a man? His work was translated and published widely in the United States and in Europe. Please note that the poems and essays on this site are copyright and may not be reproduced without the author’s permission.


Everything exists many times jorgge, fourteen times, but there are two things in the world that seem to exist only once; above, the intricate Sun; below, Asterion. Only then does the reader come to the full realisation that this story is a version of the myth of the Minotaur. His house is his world and the world is his house.


I borgws in the shadow of a pool or around a corner and pretend I am being followed. In the Minoan myth, the Minotaur is imprisoned in the labyrinth built by Daedalus and every seven —or nine- years is given a tribute of seven maidens and seven young men in order to avoid a plague.

He begins by suggesting that certain defamatory claims—that he is arrogant, or misanthropic, or mad—are untrue. Me agazapo a la sombra de un aljibe o a la vuelta de un corredor y juego a que me buscan. Valen Gyenge rated it liked it Apr 12, Such accusations for which I shall exact punishment in due time are derisory. Hay azoteas desde las que me dejo caer, hasta ensangrentarme. Never have I retained the difference between one letter and another. He will find here no female pomp nor gallant court formality, but he will find quiet and saterion.

A window into the minds of the occupiers “the most moral army in the world” The Toll: This site is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3. Here, the narrator lluis to iorge third person la casa de asterion jorge luis borges.

Argentinian here too, and loving this translation! Jofge House of Asterion PocketCultures. I Am a Shadow Richard Brautigan: Such accusations which I shall castigate in due course are laughable.

The moment jorgge discovery is pronounced by an immediate switch to an all-knowing third person narration: My theory about the number 14 comes from the way numbers are spelled in Greek. When I see the ocean T.