Everything and Nothing

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New Directions Publishing, 1999 - Literary Collections - 108 pages
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Celebrating the centennial of his birth, Everything and Nothing compiles the most anthologized and widely read fictions by Jorge Luis Borges, "a giant of world literature" (John Updike, The New Yorker). Some of the narrative pieces herein contained are: "Pierre Menard" in which a modern writer reconstructs passages from Don Quixote that are verbally identical but read differently; "The Garden of Forking Paths," an intellectual variation on the detective-story genre; and "Nightmares," a lecture which, as Alastair Reid puts it, "shifts from personal memories to writers, to an examination of other peoples' metaphors, to language itself." Everything and Nothing serves as a perfect introduction to Borges's genius.
 

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This is a wonderful introduction to Borges for those who have not yet discovered him precisely because it is short and unformidable - at least until you encounter the ideas within. It is a collection ... Read full review

Contents

TlQn Uqbar Orbis Tertius
12
The Lottery in Babylon
31
Death and the Compass
52
The Wall and the Books
66
Nightmares
79
Blindness
94
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Eliot Weinberger is an essayist and translator, the editor of The New Directions Anthology of Classical Chinese Poetry, and the series editor of Calligrams: Writings from and on China (New York Review Books and Chinese University of Hong Kong Press). He lives in New York City.

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