Labyrinths:  Selected Stories and Other Writings

Labyrinths: Selected Stories and Other Writings

Although his work has been restricted to the short story, the essay, and poetry, Jorge Luis Borges of Argentina is recognized all over the world as one of the most original and significant figures in modern literature. In his preface, Andre Maurois writes: "Borges is a great writer who has composed only little essays or short narratives. Yet they suffice for us to call him great because of their wonderful intelligence, their wealth of invention, and their tight, almost mathematical style."

Labyrinths is a representative selection of Borges' writing, some forty pieces drawn from various books of his published over the years. The translations are by Harriet de Onis, Anthony Kerrigan, and others, including the editors, who have provided a biographical and critical introduction, as well as an extensive bibliography.

Title:Labyrinths: Selected Stories and Other Writings
Edition Language:Multiple languages
ISBN:9780811200127
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  • Ahmad Sharabiani

    441. Labyrinths, Jorge Luis BorgesLabyrinths (1962) is a collection of short stories and essays by Jorge Luis Borges. It includes "Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius", "The Garden of Forking Paths", and "The...

  • Lisa

    "You who read me, are You sure of understanding my language?"Borges would have been the first to point out that an answer in the affirmative to his own question would be a likely sign that the reader ...

  • Glenn Russell

    The stories, essays and parables in this Borges collection, with all their esoteric references to multiple histories, cultures and literatures, are no more likely to appeal to a casual reader then a t...

  • karen

    why haven't i read borges before?? no one knows. and he was always pushed upon me - "how can you like marquez if you haven't read borges??" "you like donoso - you should read borges." "machado is good...

  • Samadrita

    A university professor had once expounded on the supposed conflict between history and literature, the former bemoaning the irrelevance of the latter when it comes to tracing the contours of reality w...

  • Rakhi Dalal

    On his religious views, Borges declared himself as an agnostic, clarifying: "Being an agnostic means all things are possible, even God, even the Holy Trinity. This world is so strange that anything ma...

  • Jr Bacdayan

    ‘Tlön is surely a labyrinth, but it is a labyrinth devised by men, a labyrinth destined to be deciphered by men.’ Labyrinths is a collection of short stories, essays, and other literary works. It...

  • Paquita Maria Sanchez

    A perfect book to buy for your early-teens little sister right when she starts showing interest in the opposite sex. Goes great in a Christmas bundle right along with Twilight, Gossip Girl, etc. Moms ...

  • Aubrey

    Reading. No, thought. No, reality. Or, fiction? Fiction. But also time, and faith, and metonymy. How close is the instantaneous you to the you in context with time, space, and the integration over the...

  • Sidharth Vardhan

    Doctor Who visits Argentina The TARDIS appears in a wheat Farm. Doctor Who and his hot assistant come out of it. "But what are doing in Argentina?" Doctor replies"I lost my Sonic screwdriver was lo...