Jorge Borges: Short Stories

Jorge Borges: Short Stories Study Guide

The Garden of Forking Paths is a collection of eight short stories by Borges, published in late 1941 by the Argentinian journal Sur. It is the most famous collection of his work, in particular because of its title story, which gained international acclaim. The collection received none of Argentina's national literary awards, due to the judge's perception of the story as corrupted by unsavory tendencies of English literature.

Of the other stories, Emma Zunz was adapted into a short film also written by Borges, called "The Days of Hate;" "The Two Kings and the Two Labyrinths" is a finely-orchestrated parable striking at the heart of some of Borges' favorite themes; and "Dreamtigers" is appreciated as a favorite anecdote in the surrealist tradition.