Labyrinths: Selected Stories & Other Writings
New Directions Publishing, 1964 - Argentina - 260 pages
If Jorge Luis Borges had been a computer scientist, he probably would've invented hypertext & the World Wide Web. Instead, being a librarian & one of the world's most widely read people, he became the leading practitioner of a densely layered imaginistic writing style that's been imitated throughout this century, but has no peer (Umberto Eco sometimes comes close). His stories are redolent with an intelligence, wealth of invention & a tight, almost mathematically formal style that challenge with mysteries & paradoxes revealed only after several readings. Highly recommended to anyone who wants their imagination & intellect to be aswarm with philosophical plots, compelling conundrums & a wealth of real & imagined literary references derived from an infinitely imaginary library.
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