By Jorge Luis Borges, Adolfo Bioy Casares
Amantes del género policial, Jorge Luis Borges y Adolfo Bioy Casares canalizaron las inquietudes de su común afición en los singulares relatos que toman como eje a un «detective» no menos singular: Isidro Parodi, «el recluso de l. a. celda 273» de los angeles Penitenciaría Nacional, que resuelve los casos que le plantean sin moverse de ella. Publicado en 1942 bajo el seudónimo común de H. Bustos Domecq, ‘Seis problemas para don Isidro Parodi’ está integrado por piezas que, pese a ser completamente independientes, van desplegando ante el lector todo un elenco de personajes que, sometidos a un baño de humor corrosivo que les imprime rasgos y aires propios de ‘grand guignol’, sirven de articuladores de una trama que hunde su raíz en l. a. mejor tradición del cuento detectivesco.
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I was afraid. You understand, don't you? Now she's afraid, the way I was. " Hendricks moved towards the end of the ladder. "I'm going above and try the transmitter once more. " Klaus rose quickly. " The night air was cold. The earth was cooling off. Klaus took a deep breath, filling his lungs. He and Hendricks stepped on to the ground, out of the tunnel. Klaus planted his feet wide apart, the rifle up, watching and listening. Hendricks crouched by the tunnel mouth, turning the small transmitter.
Scott, can you hear me? " He listened. There was only static. " His fingers tightened. "Scott! " Klaus squatted down. " "Scott, listen. Do you understand? About them, the claws. Did you get my message? " Faintly. Almost inaudible. He could hardly make out the word. "You got my message? Is everything all right at the bunker? " The voice was weaker. " Hendricks turned to Klaus. " Hendricks pressed the phone tighter to his ear. "Scott, I can hardly hear you. Have you notified the Moon Base? Do they know?
It wasn't possible. Or was it? The boy was thin, stunted. And probably sterile. Radiation exposure, years straight. No wonder he was so small. His arms and legs were like pipe-cleaners, knobby and thin. Hendricks touched the boy's arm. His skin was dry and rough; radiation skin. He bent down, looking into the boy's face. There was no expression. Big eyes, big and dark. " Hendricks said. "No. " "The round things. " Maybe there weren't any claws around. A lot of areas were free. They collected mostly around bunkers, where there were people.
Seis problemas para don Isidro Parodi by Jorge Luis Borges, Adolfo Bioy Casares