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Labyrinths

selected stories & other writings

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

Written in English

260 pages

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

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Labyrinths: selected stories and other writings
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Labyrinths: Selected Stories & Other Writings
1964, New Directions
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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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Labyrinths: selected stories & other writings
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

Augmented edition, 7th printing

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


Edition Description

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

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 257-260.

Series
New Directions Paperbook, 186
Copyright Date
1962, 1964

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
868.62
Library of Congress
PQ7797.B635 L3 1964

Contributors

Editor
Donald A. Yates
Editor
James E. Irby
Preface
André Maurois

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL5921226M
Internet Archive
labyrinthsselect00borg
LC Control Number
64025440
OCLC/WorldCat
301547220, 750787282, 911228338
Library Thing
607
Goodreads
2941008

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