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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My Family Jim Dine: The house is the size of the world; better said, it is the world.

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The House of Asterion

Lanny, it is this relentless damn-the-torpedos attack upon the barriers that puts your work in all known media so far out ahead of the sheepish pack. A certain generous impatience has not permitted that I learn to read. Not only have I imagined these games, I have also meditated on the house. Madee Crandell rated it liked it Apr 24, Fantasyhorror fictionshort story.

I hear their steps or their voices in the depths of the stone galleries and I run joyfully to find them.

Nevertheless, by dint of exhausting all the dusty galleries of grey stone and the courtyards with their cisterns, I have reached the street and I have seen the temple of Axes and the sea. What a man can pass unto others does not interest me; like the philosopher, I think nothing is communicated by the art of writing.

Borges explained: The House of Asterion

Silence for Gaza Emily Dickinson: This site is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3. The people prayed, fled and fell prostrate; some climbed up to the stylobate of the temple of Axes, others gathered stones.

They who declare that in Egypt exists another similar are lying.

It begins, like many other stories, with a quote. The Minotaur scarcely defended himself. There is no one pool, courtyard, drinking trough, manger; lis mangers, drinking troughs, courtyards pools are fourteen infinite in number. Sometimes I really do sleep, sometimes the colour of the day has changed by the time I open my eyes. Due astreion a hereditary condition, Borges became blind in his late fifties.


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. Roman mosaic picturing Theseus and the Minotaur.

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

Here, the narrator shifts to the third person singular. I hear their footsteps or their voices in the depths of the galleries of stone and I run with joy in search of them. Perhaps I have created the stars and the Sun and the enormous house, but I do not remember anymore. Sometimes I err and we both aasterion heartily.