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Overview: The Classic By Latin America’s Finest Writer Of The Twentieth Century-a True Literary Sensation-with An Introduction By Cyber-author William Gibson. 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 Andre 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. Invitation / William Gibson — Introduction / James E Irby — Fictions: — Tlon, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius — Garden Of Forking Paths — Lottery In Babylon — Pierre Menard, Author Of The Quixote — Circular Ruins — Library Of Babel — Funes The Memorious — Shape Of The Sword — Theme Of The Traitor And The Hero — Death And The Compass — Secret Miracle — Three Versions Of Judas — Sect Of The Phoenix — Immortal — Theologians — Story Of The Warrior And The Captive — Emma Zunz — House Of Asterion — Deutsches Requiem — Averroes’ Search — Zahir — Waiting — God’s Script — Essays: — Argentine Writer And Tradition — Wall And The Books — Fearful Sphere Of Pascal — Partial Magic In The Quixote — Valery As Symbol — Kafka And His Precursors — Avatars Of The Tortoise — Mirror Of Enigmas — Note On (toward) Bernard Shaw — New Refutation Of Time — Parables: — Inferno, 1, 32 — Paradiso, Xxxi, 108 — Ragnarok — Parable Of Cervantes And The Quixote — Witness — Problem — Borges And I — Everything And Nothing — Elegy — Chronology. Jorge Louis Borges ; Edited By Donald A. Yates & James E. Irby ; With An Invitation By William Gibson. Ndp 1066–spine. This Volume Was First Published Clothbound By New Directions In 1962; It Was Issued In An Augmented Edition As New Directions Paperbook 186 In 1964.–t.p. Verso.

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Weight 9.28 oz
Dimensions 8.02 × 5.28 × .78 in
Author(s)Jorge Luis Borges
Publisher(s)New Directions
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