Borges Short Stories

If you’ve ever tried to determine which Borges books contain which of his short stories, look no further – my good friend Igor Shults has painstakingly assembled a chart of which books contain which short stories.

TLDR: If you want to obtain all of his short fiction stories, you need to buy just Collected Fictions which really contains all of them. (The stories from A Universal History of Infamy/Iniquity are present in Collected Fictions but titled differently in a way that it isn’t obvious from reading the descriptions of the books.)

You can download a spreadsheet showing which books contain which stories immediately below, or attempt to make sense of the following table.

Story A Universal History of Infamy/A Universal History of Iniquity Ficciones El Aleph Labyrinths The Maker/Dreamtigers* Dr. Brodie’s Report In Praise of Darkness The Book of Sand Shakespeare’s Memory Collected Fictions
The Dread Redeemer Lazarus Morell (aka “The Cruel Redeemer Lazarus Morell”) א א
Tom Castro, the Implausible Imposter (aka “The Improbable Impostor Tom Castro”) א א
The Widow Ching, Lady Pirate א א
Monk Eastman, Purveyor of Iniquities א א
The Disinterested Killer Bill Harrigan א א
The Insulting Master of Etiquette Kôtsuké no Suké (aka “The Uncivil Teacher of Court Etiquette Kôtsuké no Suké”) א א
The Masked Dyer, Hakim of Merv (aka “Hakim, the Masked Dyer of Merv”) א א
Streetcorner Man (aka “Man on Pink Corner”) א א
Et cetera א א
A Theologian in Death א
The Chamber of Statues א
Tale of the Two Dreamers א
The Wizard Postponed א
The Mirror of Ink א
A Double for Mohammed א
The Generous Enemy א
On Exactitude in Science א א
Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius א א א
The Approach to Al-Mu’tasim א א
Pierre Menard, Author of the Quixote א א א
The Circular Ruins א א א
The Lottery in Babylon א א א
An Examination of the Work of Herbert Quain א א
The Library of Babel א א א
The Garden of Forking Paths א א א
Funes the Memorious א א א
The Form of the Sword (aka “The Shape of the Sword”) א א א
Theme of the Traitor and the Hero א א א
Death and the Compass א א א
The Secret Miracle א א א
Three Versions of Judas א א א
The End א א
The Sect of the Phoenix (aka “The Cult of the Phoenix”) א א א
The South א א
The Immortal א א א
The Dead Man א א
The Theologians א א א
Story of the Warrior and the Captive א א א
A Biography of Tadeo Isidoro Cruz (1829–1874) א א
Emma Zuns א א א
The House of Asterion א א א
The Other Death א א
Deutsches Requiem א א א
Averroes’s Search א א א
The Zahir א א א
The Writing of the God (aka “The God’s Script”) א א א
Ibn-Hakam al-Bokhari, Murdered in His Labyrinth א א
The Two Kings and the Two Labyrinths א א
The Wait (aka “The Waiting”) א א א
The Man on the Threshold א א
The Aleph א א
The Maker א א
Dreamtigers א א
A Dialog About Dialog א א
Toenails א א
Covered Mirrors א א
Argumentum Ornithologicum א א
The Captive א א
The Mountebank א א
Delia Elena San Marco א א
A Dialog Between Dead Men א א
The Plot א א
A Problem א א
The Yellow Rose א א
The Witness א א
Martin Fierro א א
Mutations א א
The Gospel According to Mark א א
The Unworthy Friend (aka “Unworthy”) א א
The Duel א א
The End of the Duel (aka “The Other Duel”) א א
Rosendo’s Tale (aka “The Story from Rosendo Juárez”) א א
The Intruder (aka “The Interloper”) א א
The Meeting (aka “The Encounter”) א א
Juan Muraña א א
The Elder Lady (aka “The Elderly Lady”) א א
Guayaquil א א
Doctor Brodie’s Report א א
The Ethnographer א א
Pedro Salvadores א א
Legend א א
A Prayer א א
His End and His Beginning א א
The Other Death א א
Ulrikke א א
The Congress א א
There Are More Things א א
The Sect of the Thirty א א
The Night of the Gifts א א
The Mirror and the Mask א א
Undr א א
A Weary Man’s Utopia א א
The Bribe א א
Avelino Arredondo א א
The Disk א א
The Book of Sand א א
“August 25, 1983” א א
Blue Tigers א א
The Rose of Paracelsus א א
Shakespeare’s Memory א א