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    You who read me, are You sure of understanding my language Borges would have been the first to point out that an answer in the affirmative to his own question would be a likely sign that the reader indeed had understood nothing of any importance So I won t make any claims I did however experience something approaching perfect reading pleasure, fully aware that perfection is unlikely to be approved by Borges being too static, unchangeable, and definitive Halfway through the essay collec You who read me, are You sure of understanding my language Borges would have been the first to point out that an answer in the affirmative to his own question would be a likely sign that the reader indeed had understood nothing of any importance So I won t make any claims I did however experience something approaching perfect reading pleasure, fully aware that perfection is unlikely to be approved by Borges being too static, unchangeable, and definitive Halfway through the essay collection, I became acutely conscious of knowing the stories already, but I was not able to recall whether I had read them before, or just heard about them in other essay collections It left me in the dreamlike, surreal state of mind that Borges enjoys evoking blurring the lines between reality and literature, provin...


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    The stories, essays and parables in this Borges collection, with all their esoteric references to multiple histories, cultures and literatures, are nolikely to appeal to a casual reader then a textbook on cognitive psychology To extract literary gold from highly intricate, complex works like The Garden of Forking Paths, Emma Zunz, The Library of Babel or The Zahir requires careful multiple readings as well as a willingne...


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    441 Labyrinths, Jorge Luis BorgesLabyrinths 1962 is a collection of short stories and essays by Jorge Luis Borges It includes Tl n, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius , The Garden of Forking Paths , and The Library of Babel , three of Borges most famous stories Many of the stories are from the collections Ficciones 1944 and ...


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    why haven t i read borges before no one knows and he was always pushed upon me how can you like marquez if you haven t read borges you like donoso you should read borges machado is good, but you should read borges so fine i did and i am utterly underwhelmed so there i am learning during my summer of classix that most of the books i have for some reason or another overlooked were probably overlooked for a reason i naturally gravitate towards what i like and i seem to why haven t i read borges before no one knows and he was always pushed upon me how can you like marquez if you haven t read borges you li...


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    A university professor had once expounded on the supposed conflict between history and literature, the former bemoaning the irrelevance of the latter when it comes to tracing the contours of reality while the latter countering this accusation by deploying the well known defense ofthere s no one way of looking at the truthIndeed Why restrict ourselves to just the one way and the one reality Why overlook the truth of infinite permutations and combinations of each eventuality and each one of A university professor had once expounded on the supposed conflict between history and literature, the former bemoaning the irrelevance of the latter when it comes to tracing the contours of reality while the latter countering this accusation by deploying the well known defense ofthere s no one way of looking at the truthIndeed Why restrict ourselves to just the one way and the one reality Why overlook the truth of infinite permutations and combinations of each eventuality and ...


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    On his religious views, Borges declared himself as an agnostic, clarifying Being an agnostic means all things are possible, even God, even the Holy Trinity This world is so strange that anything may happen, or may not happenIt feels kind of strange to quote this after my initial brush with The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins where he refutes an ...


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    Tl n is surely a labyrinth, but it is a labyrinth devised by men, a labyrinth destined to be deciphered by men Labyrinths is a collection of short stories, essays, and other literary works It is my first experience with Borges, but it shall not be the last Borges writes but he doesthan that He s a chimaera, part philosopher, part academic, part historian, and part bibliognost His vast accumulated knowledge penetrates his work to create meta fiction that feels truly authentic, thus o Tl n is surely a labyrinth, but it is a labyrinth devised by men, a labyrinth destined to be deciphered by men Labyrinths is a collectio...


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    A perfect book to buy for your early teens little sister right when she starts showing interest in the opposite sex Goes great in a Christmas bundle right along with Twilight, Gossip Girl, etc Moms and pops and big brothers and sisters, make note The holidays are right around the corner, after all view spoiler Mystical, intricate, luminous, dreamlike, a treasure trove of knowledge which could trap you in wikipedia searches for the whole of a grad school program, this collection gives and A perfect book to buy for your early teens little sister right when she starts showing interest in the opposite sex Goes great in a Christmas bundle right along with Twilight, Gossip Girl, etc Moms and pops and big brothers and sisters, make note The holidays are right around the corner, after all view spoiler Mystical, intricate, luminous, dreamlike, a treas...


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    Reading No, thought No, reality Or, fiction Fiction But also time, and faith, and metonymy How close is the instantaneous you to the you in context with time, space, and the integration over the infinite What What.The what is the period of time wherein I grew fed up with the knowing and began to contemplate the thinking, unknown and yet rather persistent seeing as it continues to niggle at me Knowing helps, of course, in the foundations of common thought from which propagates communicati Reading No, thought No, reality Or, fiction Fiction But also time, and faith,...


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Labyrinths Although His Work Has Been Restricted To The Short Story, The Essay, And Poetry, Jorge Luis Borges Of Argentina Is Recognized All Over The World As One Of The Most Original And Significant Figures In Modern Literature In His Preface, Andre Maurois Writes Borges Is A Great Writer Who Has Composed Only Little Essays Or Short Narratives Yet They Suffice For Us To Call Him Great Because Of Their Wonderful Intelligence, Their Wealth Of Invention, And Their Tight, Almost Mathematical Style Labyrinths Is A Representative Selection Of Borges Writing, Some Forty Pieces Drawn From Various Of His Books Published Over The Years The Translations Are By Harriet De Onis, Anthony Kerrigan, And Others, Including The Editors, Who Have Provided A Biographical And Critical Introduction, As Well As An Extensive Bibliography From The Back Cover

  • Paperback
  • 256 pages
  • Labyrinths
  • Jorge Luis Borges
  • Multiple languages
  • 06 March 2018
  • 0811200124

About the Author: Jorge Luis Borges

Jorge Francisco Isidoro Luis Borges Acevedo, usually referred to as Jorge Luis Borges Spanish pronunciation xo xe lwis bo xes , was an Argentine writer and poet born in Buenos Aires In 1914, his family moved to Switzerland where he attended school and traveled to Spain On his return to Argentina in 1921, Borges began publishing his poems and essays in Surrealist literary journals He also wo Jorge Francisco Isidoro Luis Borges Acevedo, usually referred to as Jorge Luis Borges Spanish pronunciation xo xe lwis bo xes , was an Argentine writer and poet born in Buenos Aires In 1914, his family moved to Switzerland where he attended school and traveled to Spain On his return to Argentina in 1921, Borges began publishing his poems and essays in Surrealist literary journals He also worked as a librarian and public lecturer Borges was fluent in several languages He was a target of political persecution during the Peron regime and supported the military juntas that overthrew it.Due to a hereditary condition, Borges became blind in his late fifties In 1955, he was appointed director of the National Public Library Biblioteca Nacional and professor of Literature at the University of Buenos Aires In 1961, he came to international attention when he received the first International Publishers Prize Prix Formentor His work was translated and published widely in the United States and in Europe He died in Geneva, Switzerland, in 1986.J M Coetzee said of Borges He,than anyone, renovated the language of fiction and thus opened the way to a remarkable generation of Spanish American novelists