A New Universal History of Infamy

From 1933 to 1934, Jorge Luis Borges, the master of fiction whose work would change the literary world, published a series of falsifications and distortions in the Buenos Aires newspaper Critica These falsifications used as their starting point the lives of real villains and desperados Borges then elaborated using all of the anecdotes and myths about these historicalFrom 1933 to 1934, Jorge Luis Borges, the master of fiction whose work would change the literary world, published a series of falsifications and distortions in the Buenos Aires newspaper Critica These falsifications used as their starting point the lives of real villains and desperados Borges then elaborated using all of the anecdotes and myths about these historical characters, creating what amounted to nonfictional fictions The entire series was then published in book form as A Universal History of Infamy Now Rhys Hughes, a Welshman of some infamy himself, has summoned his vast storytelling powers to create A New Universal History of Infamy, with all new historical characters as the focus of his nonfiction fictions Come along on a wild ride with unsavory types of every description Entertaining and erudite at the same time, Hughes book also includes some of the literary parodies Borges himself delighted in creating With an introduction by noted critic John Clute and an afterword by Michael Simanoff.Skyhorse Publishing, under our Night Shade and Talos imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of titles for readers interested in science fiction space opera, time travel, hard SF, alien invasion, near future dystopia , fantasy grimdark, sword and sorcery, contemporary urban fantasy, steampunk, alternative history , and horror zombies, vampires, and the occult and supernatural , and much While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller, a national bestseller, or a Hugo or Nebula award winner, we are committed to publishing quality books from a diverse group of authors.
A New Universal History of Infamy From to Jorge Luis Borges the master of fiction whose work would change the literary world published a series of falsifications and distortions in the Buenos Aires newspaper Critica These

  • Title: A New Universal History of Infamy
  • Author: Rhys Hughes John Coulthart
  • ISBN: 9781892389831
  • Page: 267
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “A New Universal History of Infamy”

    1. A New Universal History of Infamy is an obvious and emphatic tribute to Jorge Luis Borges. But instead of the maestro’s all-encompassing intellectual panache there is an exquisite accent on absurdity and a special stress on madness.“He issued further commands from a chair planted in the swamp. Time was running short. He executed a few more officers and signed his mother’s death warrant, blaming her for giving birth to him and thus generating his predicament.”Biographies of scoundrels, ab [...]

    2. Not really a Borges rewrite but another collection of Rhys Hughes signature brand wacked on the head insanity.ople need to read himhe is the best.

    3. One of the many wonderful things about Hughes is his willingness to pay homage to the authors he admires. If you are familiar with his work, you should easily recognize his appreciation for authors such as Borges. If you appreciate writers who think beyond the scope of normality. Who find adventure not only in the stories they read, but in the very words used to construct them, and in the ideas that impregnate them. "A New Universal History of Infamy" is brilliant not because it pays tribute to [...]

    4. One-sentence summary:Crooks and rogues are the fore of these stories that shadow the future Borges.Second half (the stories which seem less iniquitous and less history-based) is much better, and much more distinctly foreshadows the Borges to come.

    5. Rhys Hughes is an amazing writer of what he calls "Fantastika"--short fiction and non-fiction with a sideways, non-linear bent. This book is a collection of these short pieces, bound together (loosely) by a theme of out-of-the-way, fantastical evil inspired by Jorge Luis Borges' famous book, A Universal History of Iniquity. Having tasted the "genre," if you will, I'm now determined to read Borges' original.It's probably the historical training in me, but my own tastes ran more to Hughes' non-fic [...]

    6. Neste momento ainda só li os três primeiros contos, mas estou a adorar conhecer a loucura deste autor, que tão bem espelha a minha.Sei que vou ter que lê-lo devagar, intervalado com outros porque às tantas cansa-nos um pouco, mas há que tirar o chapéu à escrita do autor.

    7. Some of the pieces in here are an absolute riot and match in originality the Borges originals that this book serves as a parody of. But unfortunately they don't always work, especially the scraps at the end.

    8. Ο Χιούζ δεν γράφει απλώς το σίκουελ ενός αριστουργήματος. Γράφει ένα αριστουργηματικό σίκουελ. Όποιος έχει απολαύσει τα βιβλία του Μπόρχες, του Περέκ, του Πάβιτς, του Καλβίνο και άλλων μεταμοντέρνων θα την καταβρεί και με αυτό. Ένα βιβλίο για όσους αγαπούν τα βιβλία και τις [...]

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