Books by: Andrew Hurley


Collected Fictions

Collected Fictions

by Jorge Luis BorgesAndrew Hurley
16,220 voters
Jorge Luis Borges has been called the greatest Spanish-language writer of our century. Now for the first time in English, all of Borges' dazzling fictions are gathered into a singl...
The Aleph and Other Stories

The Aleph and Other Stories

by Jorge Luis BorgesAndrew Hurley
16,142 voters
Full of philosophical puzzles and supernatural surprises, these stories contain some of Borges’s most fully realized human characters. With uncanny insight he takes us inside the m...
The Queen of the South

The Queen of the South

by Andrew HurleyArturo Pérez-Reverte
5,443 voters
Guero Davila is a pilot engaged in drug-smuggling for the local cartels. Teresa Mendoza is his girlfriend, a typical narco's morra-- quiet, doting, submissive. But then Guero's cau...
The Book of Imaginary Beings

The Book of Imaginary Beings

by Jorge Luis BorgesAndrew HurleyPeter SísMargarita Guerrero
4,245 voters
In a perfect pairing of talent, this volume blends twenty illustrations by Peter S?s with Jorge Luis Borges?s 1957 compilation of 116 "strange creatures conceived through time and ...
The Library of Babel

The Library of Babel

by Jorge Luis BorgesAndrew HurleyErik Desmazieres
3,717 voters
Jorge Luis Borges's famous 1941 meditation on language, alphabets, and the library that contains all knowledge is an allegory of our Universe, and in this edition is complemented a...
A Universal History of Iniquity

A Universal History of Iniquity

by Jorge Luis BorgesAndrew Hurley
2,471 voters
In his writing, Borges always combined high seriousness with a wicked sense of fun. Here he reveals his delight in re-creating (or making up) colorful stories from the Orient, the ...
Brodie's Report

Brodie's Report

by Jorge Luis BorgesAndrew Hurley
1,581 voters
At the age of seventy, after a gap of twenty years, Jorge Luis Borges returned to writing short stories. In Brodie's Report, he returned also to the style of his earlier yea...
Fictions

Fictions

by Jorge Luis BorgesAndrew Hurley
619 voters
Jorge Luis Borge's Fictions introduced an entirely new voice into world literature. It is here we find the astonishing accounts of Funes, the man who can forget nothing...
Singing from the Well

Singing from the Well

by Andrew HurleyReinaldo ArenasThomas Colchie
306 voters
His mother talks piously of the heaven that awaits the good, and disciplines him with an ox prod. His grandmother burns his precious crosses for kindling. His cousins meet to plot ...
Farewell to the Sea: A Novel of Cuba

Farewell to the Sea: A Novel of Cuba

by Andrew HurleyReinaldo ArenasThomas Colchie
189 voters
In this brilliant, apocalyptic vision of Castro's Cuba, we meet a young couple who leave the dreariness of Havana and spend six days at a small seaside retreat, where they hope to ...
Hallucinations: or, The Ill-Fated Peregrinations of Fray Servando

Hallucinations: or, The Ill-Fated Peregrinations of Fray Servando

by Andrew HurleyReinaldo ArenasThomas Colchie
164 voters
In the brilliant tradition of Don Quixote and Candide, Hallucinations is a modern masterpiece of Latin American fiction. Fray Servando-priest, blasphemer, duel...
The Queen of the South

The Queen of the South

by Andrew HurleyArturo Pérez-Reverte
158 voters
The critically acclaimed, beloved, and bestselling author of The Club Dumas and The Nautical Chart delivers his most magniÞcent novel to date.

Few authors ...
Collected Fictions

Collected Fictions

by Jorge Luis BorgesAndrew Hurley
149 voters
Jorge Luis Borges has been called the greatest Spanish- language writer of the century. Now, for the first time in English, all of Borges's dazzling fictions are gathered into a si...
The Mirror of Ink

The Mirror of Ink

by Jorge Luis BorgesAndrew Hurley
140 voters
Jorge Luis Borges wrote playful and deeply imaginative short stories that explore philosophy, paradox and the nature of existence, and Penguin Modern Classics introduced many of hi...
The Color of Summer: or The New Garden of Earthly Delights

The Color of Summer: or The New Garden of Earthly Delights

by Andrew HurleyReinaldo ArenasThomas Colchie
117 voters
Critics worldwide have praised Reinaldo Arenas's writing. His extraordinary memoir, Before Night Falls, was named one of the fourteen "Best Books of 1993" by the editors of ...
The Assault: A Novel

The Assault: A Novel

by Andrew HurleyReinaldo ArenasThomas Colchie
110 voters
In this, the final volume in the series of five novels that constitute his "secret history of Cuba", Reinaldo Arenas paints a harrowing, and at times boldly entertaining, Ka...
The Book of Imaginary Beings

The Book of Imaginary Beings

by Jorge Luis BorgesAndrew HurleyPeter SísMargarita Guerrero
100 voters
The Book of Imaginary Beings is Borges's whimsical compendium of more than a hundred of "the strange creatures conceived down through history by the human imagination." Imbu...
The Palace of the White Skunks

The Palace of the White Skunks

by Andrew HurleyReinaldo ArenasThomas Colchie
87 voters
The second novel in the Pentagonia, this is a phantasmagoric novel of adolescent rebellion and political revolution.
Environmental Inequalities: Class, Race, and Industrial Pollution in Gary, Indiana, 1945-1980

Environmental Inequalities: Class, Race, and Industrial Pollution in Gary, Indiana, 1945-1980

by Andrew Hurley
56 voters
By examining environmental change through the lens of conflicting social agendas, Andrew Hurley uncovers the historical roots of environmental inequality in contemporary urban Amer...
The Brotherhood of the Holy Shroud

The Brotherhood of the Holy Shroud

by Andrew HurleyJulia Navarro
48 voters
The Brotherhood of the Holy Shroud is the explosive international bestseller that mixes fact and fiction to tell the riveting story of one of the world’s most controversial...
Diners, Bowling Alleys, And Trailer Parks: Chasing The American Dream In Postwar Consumer Culture

Diners, Bowling Alleys, And Trailer Parks: Chasing The American Dream In Postwar Consumer Culture

by Andrew Hurley
41 voters
The years immediately following World War II witnessed a dramatic transformation of America's working-class suburbs, driven by postwar prosperity and a burgeoning consumer culture....
Selected Writings

Selected Writings

by Andrew HurleyRubén DaríoIlan StavansSteven WhiteGreg Simon
39 voters
Born in Nicaragua, Rubén Darío is known as the consummate leader of the Modernista movement, an esthetic trend that swept the Americas from Mexico to Argentina at the end of the ni...
The Red Virgin

The Red Virgin

by Andrew HurleyFernando Arrabal
32 voters
Victimization and betrayal are frequently the themes of this Spanish writer, who saw plenty of both as a youth during his homeland's Civil War. Based on an actual case study and or...
An Account, Much Abbreviated, of the Destruction of the Indies: And Related Texts

An Account, Much Abbreviated, of the Destruction of the Indies: And Related Texts

by Andrew HurleyBartolomé de las Casas
28 voters
Franciscan friar Bartolomé de las Casas witnessed the terrible depredations visited by Spanish colonialism upon the lands and the indigenous people of the Americas and denounced th...
The Compass Stone

The Compass Stone

by Andrew HurleyFernando Arrabal
24 voters
This is the dark memoir of a young murderess who shares a mansion with her fatherthe Maimed Onebut lives alone in that part of it she calls the Greenhouse. An incomparable beauty, ...
Collected Fictions

Collected Fictions

by Jorge Luis BorgesAndrew Hurley
22 voters
Undeniably one of the most influential writers to emerge in this century from Latin America or anywhere else, Borges (1899-1986) is best known for his short stories, all of which a...
Common Fields: An Environmental History of St. Louis

Common Fields: An Environmental History of St. Louis

by Andrew Hurley
14 voters
The confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers supported some of the earliest settlements in America.  From the Cahokia Mounds civilization to the flood of 1993, residents o...
Brodie's Report

Brodie's Report

by Jorge Luis BorgesAndrew Hurley
14 voters
At the age of seventy, after a gap of twenty years, Jorge Luis Borges returned to writing short stories. In Brodie's Report, he returned also to the style of his earlier yea...
Diners, Bowling Alleys, And Trailer Parks: Chasing The American Dream In The Postwar Consumer Culture

Diners, Bowling Alleys, And Trailer Parks: Chasing The American Dream In The Postwar Consumer Culture

by Andrew Hurley
11 voters
The years immediately following the Second World War witnessed a dramatic transformation of America's working-class suburbs, driven by an unprecedented post-war prosperity and a bu...
The Ill-Fated Peregrinations of Fray Servando

The Ill-Fated Peregrinations of Fray Servando

by Andrew HurleyReinaldo Arenas
4 voters
El cándido, pícaro, aventurero y exaltado fray Servando Teresa de Mier, célebre personaje histórico convertido para la ficción en protagonista de esta novela, fue un fraile mexican...
Farewell to the Sea

Farewell to the Sea

by Andrew HurleyReinaldo Arenas
0 voters
In this apocalyptic vision of Castro's Cuba, a young couple leave the dreariness of Havana and spend six days at a small seaside retreat, where they hope to recapture the desire an...