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  • Published: New York : New Directions, 2007.
  • Year Published: 2007
  • Description: xxiii, 256 p. ; 21 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

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  • 9780811216999 (alk. paper)
  • 0811216993 (alk. paper)


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Labyrinths : selected stories & other writings

by Borges, Jorge Luis, 1899-1986.

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Call number: 868 Bo

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"This volume was first published clothbound by New Directions in 1962; it was issued in an augmented edition as New Directions Paperbook 186 in 1964."--T.p. verso.

Fictions. Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius ; The garden of forking paths ; The lottery in Babylon ; Pierre Menard, author of the Quixote ; The circular ruins ; The library of Babel ; Funes the Memorious ; The shape of the sword ; Theme of the traitor and the hero ; Death and the compass ; The secret miracle ; Three versions of Judas ; The sect of the Phoenix ; The immortal ; The theologians ; Story of the warrior and the captive ; Emma Zunz ; The house of Asterion ; Deutsches Requiem ; Averroes' search ; The Zahir ; The waiting ; The god's script -- Essays. The Argentine writer and tradition ; The wall and the books ; The fearful sphere of Pascal ; Partial magic in the Quixote ; Valéry as symbol ; Kafka and his precursors ; Avatars of the tortoise ; The mirror of enigmas ; A note on (toward) Bernard Shaw ; A new refutation of time -- Parables. Inferno, 1, 32 ; Paradiso, XXXI, 108 ; Ragnarök ; Parable of Cervantes and the Quixote ; The witness ; A problem ; Borges and I ; Everything and nothing -- Elegy -- Chronology.

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Wonderful book

I read this book the first time over a decade ago. I picked it up again recently and was amazed by how much I still enjoyed it. Every story is different but there are themes that echo throughout (mirrors, reality, time, libraries, etc.). Even if you have a large vocabulary you might find yourself reaching for a dictionary. Bits of Latin and French are also spread throughout the text but they are relatively easy to understand. Some of the stories do not read as easily and are not as enjoyable (in my opinion) but overall I give this book 5 stars!

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