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An edition of Labyrinths (1962)

Labyrinths

Selected Stories & Other Writings

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This edition was published in by New Directions in New York.

Written in English

256 pages

The groundbreaking trans-genre work of Argentinean 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. Writing that is multi-layered, self-referential, elusive, and allusive is now frequently labeled Borgesian. Umberto Eco's international bestseller, The Name of the Rose, is, on one level, an elaborate improvisation on Borges' ficciön "The Library of Babel," which American readers first encountered in the original 1962 New Directions publication of Labyrinths.

This revised edition of Labyrinths, a representative selection of Borges' writing edited by Donald A. Yates and James E. Irby (in translations by themselves and others, with new corrections), includes the text of the original edition (as augmented in 1964) as well as Irby's original biographical and critical introduction (with a new Postscript) and a chronology of the author's life. Borges enthusiast William Gibson has contributed a new preface bringing Borges' influence and importance into the twenty-first century.
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Labyrinths: selected stories & other writings
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Labyrinths: selected stories and other writings
1970, Penguin
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Labyrinths: Short Stories & Other Writings
1964, New Directions
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Labyrinths: Selected Stories & Other Writings
1964, New Directions
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1964, New Directions
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1962, New Directions
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Labyrinths

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Work Description

Labyrinths is a collection of short stories and essays by the writer Jorge Luis Borges. It was translated into English, published soon after Borges won the International Publishers' Prize with Samuel Beckett.

It includes, among other stories, "Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius", "The Garden of Forking Paths", and "The Library of Babel", three of Borges' most famous stories.

Stories
Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius
The Garden of Forking Paths
The Lottery in Babylon
Pierre Menard, Author of the Quixote
The Circular Ruins
The Library of Babel
Funes the Memorious
The Shape of the Sword
Theme of the Traitor and the Hero
Death and the Compass
The Secret Miracle
Three Versions of Judas
The Sect of the Phoenix
The Immortal
The Theologians
Story of the Warrior and the Captive
Emma Zunz
The House of Asterion
Deutsches Requiem
Averroes' Search
The Zahir
The Waiting
The God's Script
Stories 1-13 are from Ficciones; 14-23 are from The Aleph.

Essays
The Argentine Writer and Tradition
The Wall and the Books
The Fearful Sphere of Pascal
Partial Magic in the Quixote
Valéry as Symbol
Kafka and His Precursors
Avatars of the Tortoise
The Mirror of Enigmas
A Note on (toward) Bernard Shaw
A New Refutation of Time
All essays are from Otras inquisiciones, except The Argentine Writer and Tradition and Avatars of the Tortoise which are from Discusión

Parables
Inferno, I, 32
Paradiso, XXXI, 108
Ragnarök
Parable of Cervantes and the Quixote
The Witness
A Problem
Borges and I
Everything and Nothing
All parables are from The Maker

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Labyrinths

Selected Stories & Other Writings

Reissued

This edition was published in by New Directions in New York.


Edition Description

The groundbreaking trans-genre work of Argentinean 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. Writing that is multi-layered, self-referential, elusive, and allusive is now frequently labeled Borgesian. Umberto Eco's international bestseller, The Name of the Rose, is, on one level, an elaborate improvisation on Borges' ficciön "The Library of Babel," which American readers first encountered in the original 1962 New Directions publication of Labyrinths.

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

Edition Notes

USA/CAN
New Directions Paperbook

Copyright Date
2007

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
868/.6209
Library of Congress
PQ7797.B635 A2 2007, PQ7797.B635A2 2007

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Pagination
xxiii, 256p.
Number of pages
256

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL32169648M
Internet Archive
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ISBN 10
0811216993
ISBN 13
9780811216999
LC Control Number
2006103181
OCLC/WorldCat
86115639, 1074481310, 1050951456
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Amazon.com
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