Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius

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The Porcupine's Quill, 1983 - Fiction - 22 pages
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'Here is a handsome edition of one of Borges' ficciones, in a translation first published in Labyrinthsin 1962. It's an important story in the Borges' canon, incorporating most of the author's philosophical and esthetic preoccupations in a typically brief compass. With great solemnity and a convincing array of scholarly detail (including annotated references to imaginary books and articles), Borges contocts a fable of an alternate world and its infiltration of our own. The reality of Tlon is idealist: material objects have no existence; language has no nouns; its principal discipline is psychology, since its inhabitants see the universe as nothing but a series of mental processes. A series of 24 illustrations accompanies the text. Their disturbing resemblances to our reality make them appropriate reflections of Borges's imaginative constructs.' -- The Kingston Whig-Standard

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User Review  - Sukanya Parashar - Goodreads

This short read is too confusing ( I could say mind fuck at times ) that I had to read it twice to draw any conclusions ( chances are I may read it again ). It has manifold levels of philosophical ... Read full review

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User Review  - amydross - LibraryThing

Tantalizing glimpse into an invented world. Read full review

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