Labyrinths: Selected Stories & Other Writings

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New Directions Publishing, 1964 - Fiction - 256 pages
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The groundbreaking trans-genre work of Argentinian writer Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986) has been insinuating itself into the structure, stance, and very breath of world literature for well over half a century. Multi-layered, self-referential, elusive, and allusive writing is now frequently labeled Borgesian. Umberto Eco's international bestseller, The Name of the Rose, is, on one level, an elaborate improvisation on Borges' fiction "The Library," which American readers first encountered in the original 1962 New Directions publication of Labyrinths.

This new edition of Labyrinths, the classic representative selection of Borges' writing edited by Donald A. Yates and James E. Irby (in translations by themselves and others), includes the text of the original edition (as augmented in 1964) as well as Irby's biographical and critical essay, a poignant tribute by André Maurois, and a chronology of the author's life. Borges enthusiast William Gibson has contributed a new introduction bringing Borges' influence and importance into the twenty-first century.
 

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Labyrinths: selected stories & other writings

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This volume combines 23 short stories, ten essays, and nine parables-a wonderful variety of Borges's writings. It also sports a new intro by sf star William Gibson and a chronology of Borges's life. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
19
Section 2
36
Section 3
45
Section 4
51
Section 5
59
Section 6
67
Section 7
72
Section 8
88
Section 18
177
Section 19
193
Section 20
197
Section 21
199
Section 22
202
Section 23
209
Section 24
213
Section 25
217

Section 9
95
Section 10
101
Section 11
119
Section 12
132
Section 13
141
Section 14
148
Section 15
156
Section 16
165
Section 17
169
Section 26
238
Section 27
240
Section 28
242
Section 29
243
Section 30
244
Section 31
246
Section 32
248
Section 33
251
Section 34
253

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William Gibson is a professor of ecclesiastical history at Oxford Brookes University. He is also academic director of the Westminster Institute of Education.

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