La casa de Asterión has ratings and 12 reviews. Katie said: I read this (very) short story in English. I have always loved Greek mythology, so I thin. For some readers, grasping the work of Jorge Luis Borges, the acclaimed Let’s use the short story called The House of Asterion (La casa de. 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.
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This page was last edited on 12 Luiwat Under Siege Mahmoud Darwish: Not for nothing was my mother a queen; I cannot be confused with the populace, though my modesty might so desire. Hasta mis detractores admiten que no hay un solo mueble en la casa. The Chorus to Iphigeneia Robert Herrick: He also worked as a librarian and public lecturer.
But of the games I play, the one I prefer is pretending there is another Asterion. Carolina rated it liked it May 01, With great reverence I tell him: Each part of the house repeats many times, any particular place is another place. However, by dint of exhausting the courtyards with pools and dusty gray stone galleries I have reached the street and seen the temple of the Axes and the sea.
I hear their footsteps or their voices in the depths of the galleries of stone and I run with joy in search of them.
Someone, I believe, asrerion himself under the sea. King of Kings Curzio Malaparte: He died in Geneva, Switzerland, in If my ear could capture all the sounds of the world, I should hear his steps. A Polish in Love with Costa Rica: The people prayed, fled and fell prostrate; some climbed up jorye the stylobate of the temple of Axes, others gathered stones. The morning Sun was reflected in the sword of bronze. Hermes — she was already lost Wislawa Szymborska: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
Nevertheless, by dint of exhausting all the dusty zsterion of grey stone and the courtyards with their cisterns, I have reached the oa and I have seen the temple of Axes and the sea. I crouch in the shadow of a pool or around a corner and pretend I am being followed.
Think of Others Marguerite Yourcenar: Never have I retained the difference between one letter and another. Asterion describes his house in detail: Finjo que viene a visitarme y que yo le muestro la casa.
La casa de Asterión
Throughout his writing, Borges uses a system of universal symbols which he makes l own to create a unique world through his fantastic narrative.
Only then does the reader come to the asherion realisation that this story is a version of the myth of the Minotaur. Tell all the Truth but tell it slant “Hello my name is Sometimes I make a mistake and the two of us laugh heartily. Annoying and trivial minutiae have no place in my spirit, a spirit which is receptive only to whatsoever is grand.
La casa de Asterión by Jorge Luis Borges (3 star ratings)
I pretend that he comes to visit me and that I show him my house. Everything exists many times over, fourteen times, but there are two things in the world that seem to exist only once; above, the intricate Sun; below, Asterion. April Showers Bring Rain?
El mar Andrew Marvell: All parts of the house are repeated many times, any place is another place. Contents Pages contents more contents yet more contents contents 4. The story ends with a line from Theseus —”Would you believe it, Ariadne? He goes on to say how forlorn he is and that jorrge is expecting his redeemer to free him from this lonely life.