Theme of the Traitor and the Hero

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"Theme of the Traitor and the Hero"
Author Jorge Luis Borges
Original title "Tema del traidor y del héroe"
Country Argentina
Language Spanish
Genre(s) Fantasy, short story
Published in Sur
Media type Print
Publication date February 1944
Followed by "William"

"Theme of the Traitor and the Hero" (original Spanish title: "Tema del traidor y del héroe") is a short story by Argentinian writer Jorge Luis Borges originally published in 1944 in number 112 of the review Sur. The short story was adapted into a film entitled The Spider's Stratagem (Italian: Strategia del ragno) in 1970 by Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci.