La muerte y la brújula

Jorge Luis Borges|Spanish edition

About the book

"La muerte y la brújula" is a short story by the Argentine writer and poet Jorge Luis Borges. Lönnrot is a famous detective in an unnamed city that may or may not be Buenos Aires. When a rabbi is killed in his hotel room on December 3, the case is assigned to him. Based on a cryptic message on the rabbi's typewriter - "The first letter of the name was pronounced" - Lönnrot realizes that the murder was not accidental. He combines this with the tetragrammaton, the unspeakable four-digit name of God, and with his criminal arch enemy Red Scarlet Fever.

ISBN: 978-950-04-0645-1

Buenos Aires

in the Literature Atlas

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