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Acercamiento a Almotásim, El. Borges story-essay, a review of Mir Bahadur Ali’s Approach to Al-Mu’tasim. Borges Index: Prólogo, Historia de la eternidad, OC. El acercamiento a Almotásim, which is mostly translated to English as “The Approach to Al-Mu’tasim”, was the first short story that Borges. Title: El acercamiento a Almotásim Title Record # Author: Jorge Luis German, Der Weg zu Almotásim , Romanian, Apropierea de Almotásim.

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Ursula added it Sep 21, The book ends at this point. Jan Prepadnik rated it it was ok Jul 21, Krix marked it as to-read Mar 07, His z is uncertain and inconstant.

The Approach to Al-Mu’tasim

Juan Luis added it Nov 29, He flees to a tower where he meets a robber of Parsee corpses collecting gold teeth. Michael Wong rated it it was ok Aug 31, Naomi Lindstrom describes the reviewer of the detective story as “a typical Borges narrator”.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. The narrator then summarizes the plot of the novel.

His confusion serves to emphasize the incomprehension of the main character of the fictitious book as he goes on his pilgrimage. El acercamiento a Almo Al-Mu’tasim means “he who goes in quest of aid” or “the seeker of shelter”.


Written by Mir Bahadur Ali, an Indian lawyer, and published inthe second edition is described by the narrator as inferior to the first edition, published in Short stories by Jorge Luis Borges short stories. Psychedelic rock band Blaak Heat named their album, Shifting Mirrors, after the subtitle of Bahadur’s fictional book mentioned in the short story. Versos Incoherentes rated it really liked it Apr 07, In his autobiographical essay, Almltsim wrote about “The Approach to Al-Mu’tasim”, “it now seems to me to foreshadow and even to set the pattern for those tales that were somehow awaiting me, and upon which my reputation as a storyteller was to be based.

The Approach to Al-Mu’tasim – Wikipedia

Agustina added it Feb 08, Refresh and try again. He also worked as a librarian and public lecturer.

Return to Book Page. Inna rated it it was amazing Feb 08, He was a target of political persecution during the Peron regime, and supported the military juntas that overthrew it. He eventually hears the voice of the Al-Mu’tasim resounding from a hut. He died in Geneva, Switzerland, in The book is a detective story about a freethinking Bombay law student of Islamic background.


In his autobiographical essay, Borges writes that when “The Approach to Al-Mu’tasim” was first published, the people who read it “took it at face value, and one of my friends even ordered a copy from London.

Title: El acercamiento a Almotásim

Borges was fluent in several languages. John rated it it was amazing Feb 07, Retrieved from ” https: Borges described his story as “both a hoax and a pseudo-essay. Books by Jorge Luis Borges.

Obsessed with meeting Al-Mu’tasim, the student goes on a pilgrimage through Hindustan to find him. Borges’s mixing of the fictional and the real, which Jaime Alazraki calls a “Borgesian device,” both imparts a real feeling to the fictional, and an unreal feeling to the real.

Nathana Tila marked acercmiento as to-read Aug 09, Inhe came to international attention when he received the first International Publishers’ Prize Prix Formentor.