By Jorge Luis Borges
After virtually a part a century of scrupulous devotion to his artwork, Jorge Luis Borges in my opinion compiled this anthology of his work—short tales, essays, poems, and short mordant “sketches," which, in Borges's arms, tackle the scale of a style distinct in glossy letters.
In this anthology, the writer has prepare these items on which he would prefer his acceptance to relaxation; they don't seem to be prepared chronologically, yet with an eye fixed to their “sympathies and differences." a private Anthology, for this reason, isn't really in basic terms a suite, yet a brand new composition.
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When Werner is at the yard I am afraid. FATHER: And so that's why you want to leave us? They are not serious reasons. (LENI JOHANNA: No. FATHER: Are there others? JOHANNA: Yes. FATHER: Let's have them. WERNER (shouting): Johanna, I forbid you. . JOHANNA: Well, speak for yourself! WERNER: What's the good? You know very well I shall obey him. JOHANNA: Why? 17 ACT I He's my father. Oh, let's have done with it. ) JOHANNA (placing herself in front of him): No, Werner, no! FATHER: He is right, daughter-in-law.
One way or another, you will see that it is a booby trap. . (JOHANNA hesitates, then slowly climbs the stairs and knocks at the door. Once, twice. A kind of nervous fury takes possession of her. A rain of blows against the door. ) LENI (quietly): You have the key. (Pause, JOHANNA hesitates. She is afraid, WERNER is anxious and agitated. ) Well? JOHANNA: There is an inside bolt. It must be fastened. ) FATHER: NO. JOHANNA: The Condemned of Altona 20 Who fastened it? Did I? JOHANNA: Perhaps there is another door.
JOHANNA: Did he remember it? FATHER (smiling): I think so. But his life wasn't very long. FATHER JOHANNA: And Franz? Released at once. On condition that he enlisted. The following winter, he was a lieutenant on the Russian front. ) What's the matter? JOHANNA: I don't like this story. FATHER: I am not saying that it's pleasant. ) That was in forty-one. JOHANNA (dryly): Well? FATHER: It was necessary to survive. JOHANNA: The Pole didn't survive. FATHER (indifferent): No. That's not my fault. FATHER: JOHANNA: I wonder.