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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 of his books 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.

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hoodwinked, March 20, 2011 (view all comments by hoodwinked)
Borges' writing is superb, and this collection is no exception.His genius, his perception and his ancient intelligence bleed out of every word. Libraries, the infinite labyrinths. Labyrinths, the infinite libraries. and so it goes. Labyrinths is a record time that happened between time, under a veil of obscurity and whispered secrets.

"Before there was a man for every three hexagons. Suicide and pulmonary diseases have destroyed that proportion, A memory of unspeakable melancholy: at times I have traveled for many nights through corridors and along polished stairways without finding a single librarian."
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hoodwinked, March 20, 2011 (view all comments by hoodwinked)
Borges' writing is superb, and this collection is no exception.His genius, his perception and his ancient intelligence bleed out of every word. Libraries, the infinite labyrinths. Labyrinths, the infinite libraries. and so it goes. Labyrinths is a record time that happened between time, under a veil of obscurity and whispered secrets.

"Before there was a man for every three hexagons. Suicide and pulmonary diseases have destroyed that proportion, A memory of unspeakable melancholy: at times I have traveled for many nights through corridors and along polished stairways without finding a single librarian."
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780811200127
Editor:
Irby, James E.
Editor:
Yates, Donald A.
Editor:
Irby, James E.
Author:
Borges, Jorge Luis
Author:
Yates, Donald A.
Publisher:
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Caribbean & Latin American
Subject:
Argentina
Subject:
European - Spanish & Portuguese
Subject:
Translations into english
Subject:
English literature
Subject:
Argentina Social life and customs Fiction.
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Augmented ed.
Edition Description:
Augmented
Series:
New Directions Paperbook, 186
Series Volume:
NDP186
Publication Date:
February 1988
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
xxiii, 256 p.
Dimensions:
9.08x5.04x.68 in. .60 lbs.

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