A Universal History of Infamy
- New Translations
Translated from Spanish by Nino Pipia
The book is a collection of non-fictional stories, telling about various literary forgeries and mythological motifs that have nourished the world literature. Having been thrilled with hoaxes and forgeries in his early career, Borges looked into the matter more deeply, analyzing the reasons people are so excited about One Thousand and One Nights, the Wild West and New York gang stories.