Jorge Borges: Short Stories

Jorge Borges: Short Stories Summary

Borges believed that most great ideas were better conveyed in short stories than in novels (67). These stories are a strong testament to that notion. In a handful of pages, Borges is able to establish motifs which masterfully tackle such themes as infinity, identity, and the fate of the human condition. The interrelatedness of the stories which compose the collection The Garden of Forking Paths also demonstrate how the themes which Borges treats can be perceived in even richer dimensions across multiple narratives.