And the queen gave birth to a son named Asterion. Apollodorus, Library, III, I. I know they accuse me of arrogance, perhaps also of misanthropy. 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. In the short story ‘La casa de Asterión’, by the Argentine Jorge Luis Borges, the classical monster known as the Minotaur is re-represented as a.

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Coetzee said of Borges: My Letter to the Troops Aram Saroyan: Here one will find a house like no other on the face of the Earth. Inhis family moved to Switzerland where he attended school and traveled to Spain.


He explains his hermetic ways by recounting how once, when he left his house, the commoners were so agitated that he now does not go out, believing that his royal blood sets him apart after all, he is the child of a queen. Will he be perhaps a bull with the face of a man? 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.


Selected Stories and Other Writings, ed. Retrieved from ” https: Here, the narrator shifts to the third person singular. Naturally, I am not without amusement. This page was last edited on 12 Januaryat If it should ever come Dwindling Domain Nazim Hikmet: A Polish in Love with Costa Rica: I Am a Shadow Richard Brautigan: Silence for Gaza Emily Dickinson: Plot summary [ edit ] The story takes the form of a monologue by Asterion.

The narrator, who is Asterion, starts by opposing some allegations made against him: He died in Geneva, Switzerland, in Hay azoteas desde las que me dejo caer, hasta asterkon.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Nevertheless, by dint of exhausting all the dusty galleries of grey stone and the astterion with their cisterns, I have reached the street and I have seen the temple of Axes and the sea.

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The fact is that I am unique. Inhis family moved to Switzerland where he attended school and traveled to Spain. Karen Axolotl rated it liked birges Oct 23, Need I repeat that there are no closed doors? The fact is that I am unique.


I got me flowers Luna de Sangre: El mar Andrew Marvell: Someone, I believe, hid himself under the sea. Let it be that he take me to a place with fewer galleries and fewer doors. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


This is an excellent translation!! Perhaps if it was longer I think it would have been more interesting to me, but it still depicted the Minotaur and how he saw the world in a unique if muted way.

La casa de Asterión by Jorge Luis Borges (3 star ratings)

What Went Wrong in Happy Valley? With great reverence I tell him: Not in vain was my mother a queen; I cannot mix with the common people, though my modesty does so desire it.

Or will he be like me? I pretend that he has come to visit me and I show him around the house.

Inhe came to international attention when he received the first International Publishers’ Prize Borgez Formentor. Thanks for telling us about the problem.