By Jorge Luis Borges
After nearly a part a century of scrupulous devotion to his paintings, Jorge Luis Borges in my view compiled this anthology of his work—short tales, essays, poems, and short mordant “sketches," which, in Borges's fingers, tackle the scale of a style specified in sleek letters.
In this anthology, the writer has prepare these items on which he would prefer his popularity to leisure; they don't seem to be prepared chronologically, yet with an eye fixed to their “sympathies and differences." a private Anthology, consequently, isn't really in basic terms a set, yet a brand new composition.
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WIFE Good afternoon, Frau Mumm ermann. Is Klaus Heinrich at your place? - He isn't? - Then I just can't think where the boy is. - Tell me, Frau Mummermann, is the club room of the Hitler Youth open Sunday afternoon? - It is? - Thanks, I'll try them. She hangs up. The couple sit in silence. HUSBAND: What can he have heard after all? You talked about the paper. You shouldn't have said that about the Brown House. He's such a WIFE: nationalist. HUSBAND: And what may I have said about the Brown House?
Southern Punjab. There was this man who put on a girl's skirt so he wouldn't have to go to war. The sergeant came along with a bullet which he threw in his lap and because he didn't spread his legs out, as girls do, to catch the bullet in his skirt, the sergeant knew it was a man, as in this case. ( They enact this. ) So. You have all seen that the elephant calf is a man. Curtain ! POLLY : Curtain. Feeble applause. We have a hit on our hands, just listen. Get that curtain up. Curtain call! POLLY : They bow.
A. will scarcely be content if the Jew gets off scot-free. A. men were provoked. It doesn't matter to them whether it was the Jew or the communist. JUDGE A (he is still in doubt ) : That's not quite true. A. men the jewelry store was damaged. A. is still implicated. Well, you can't have it every way, and you can't do right by everybody. But your patriotic feel ings must tell you, my dear Goll, whom you should do right by. A. - that by now somewhat more backbone is expected from German judges. PROSECUTOR : (sighing) : In any case it isn't easy to know what is just, my dear Spitz.