And the queen gave birth to a son named Asterion. Apollodorus, Library, III, I. I know they accuse me of arrogance, perhaps also of misanthropy. Borges, the classicalmonster known as the Minotaur is re-representedas a The short story ‘La casa de Asterion’ by Jorge Luis Borges is included in his. In the short story ‘La casa de Asterión’, by the Argentine Jorge Luis Borges, the classical monster known as the Minotaur is re-represented as a.

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He begins by suggesting that certain defamatory claims—that he is arrogant, or misanthropic, or mad—are untrue.

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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. On his return to Argentina inBorges cassa publishing his poems and essays in Surrealist literary journals.

Like a ram on the charge, I run through the galleries of stone until dizzily I tumble to the ground. His house is his world and the world is his house. Asterion goes into detail blrges the infinitude of his house, comparing it to the universe.

References to the theme of the labyrinth are peppered throughout the text: My Family Jim Dine: 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.

The morning Sun was reflected in the sword of bronze. The House of Asterion is set in the Cretan labyrinth, which is illustrated in various works throughout history.

Carolina rated it liked it May 01, And the queen gave birth to a son named Asterion. The language seems impenetrable, and the references, obscure at best.


Asterion is locked up asteroon his house with no obvious explanation as to why and lives there on his own, spending the majority of his time pretending, and interacting with his imaginary friend — which is a projection of himself. Fire Open Arms Hilton Obenzinger: Where they fall, they remain, and the cadavers help to distinguish one gallery from another. Africa Asia Oceania Europe Americas. He reworks myths into new stories and borrows an idea or a few lines from classical texts and invents new literature.

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The house is the size of the world; better said, it is the world. I pretend that he has come to visit me and I show him around the house. The ceremony lasts a few minutes. Mads Gilbert, a physician working in Gaza killing us while we are sleeping Another stunning sunset: Paola rated it liked it Apr 13, Asterion explains how he spends his days in solitude: The story takes the form of a monologue by Asterion.

The story is narrated in the first person singular. Hamza Have Mercy Mr. Hermes — she was already lost Wislawa Szymborska: Sometimes I really sleep, sometimes the color of day has changed when I open my eyes. Only then does the reader come to the full realisation that this story is a version of the myth of the Minotaur. Only Borges could make a beast like the minotaur such an tender character.

Sometimes I really do sleep, sometimes the colour of the day has changed by the time I open my eyes. Monday in B-Flat Thomas Hardy: Asterion explains how he spends his days in solitude: Varun Parev in Armenian language Madee Crandell rated it liked it Apr 24, There are rooftops from which I let myself fall until I bloody myself.


Borges also hints at the fact that Asterion is a monster, and a very lonely one at that, through the panic felt by the town dwellers the time Asterion ventures out of his house.

He had to die to live in a simpler world which was not the complexity of his own creation. Karl Asteron has interesting chapters on the cult role of the Mistress of the Labyrinth.

I hope he will take me to a place with fewer galleries fewer doors. Borges is obsessed with the labyrinth —both physical and metaphorical — and the idea of man at its centre. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

As in many of his stories, Borges looks at a popular d casa de asterion jorge luis borges through a different lens, shedding light on other possible interpretations of the events.

Borges explained: The House of Asterion

Before the Law Art, Advertising, History: Since then, the solitude does not pain me because I know that my redeemer lives, and in the end he will rise above the dust. Want to Read saving….

He also suggests that perhaps he created the world and has forgotten about it.