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Inhaltsangabe: Jorge Luis Borges' "Labyrinths" is a collection of short stories and essays showcasing one of Latin America's most influential and imaginative writers. This "Penguin Modern Classics" edition is edited by Donald A. Yates and James E. Irby, with an introduction by James E. Irby and a preface by Andre Maurois. Jorge Luis Borges was a literary spellbinder whose tales of magic, mystery and murder are shot through with deep philosophical paradoxes. This collection brings together many of his stories, including the celebrated "Library of Babel", whose infinite shelves contain every book that could ever exist, 'Funes the Memorious' the tale of a man fated never to forget a single detail of his life, and 'Pierre Menard, Author of the "Quixote"', in which a French poet makes it his life's work to create an identical copy of "Don Quixote". In later life, dogged by increasing blindness, Borges used essays and brief tantalising parables to explore the enigma of time, identity and imagination. Playful and disturbing, scholarly and seductive, his is a haunting and utterly distinctive voice. Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986) was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. A poet, critic and short story writer, he received numerous awards for his work including the 1961 International Publisher's Prize (shared with Samuel Beckett). He has a reasonable claim, along with Kafka and Joyce, to be one of the most influential writers of the twentieth century. If you enjoyed "Labyrinths", you might like Franz Kafka's "Metamorphosis and Other Stories", also available in "Penguin Modern Classics". "His is the literature of eternity". (Peter Ackroyd, "The Times"). "One of the towering figures of literature in Spanish". (James Woodall, "Guardian"). "Probably the greatest twentieth-century author never to win the Nobel Prize". ("Economist").
Rezension: If Jorge Luis Borges had been a computer scientist, he probably would have invented hypertext and the World Wide Web.
Instead, being a librarian and one of the world's most widely read people, he became the leading practitioner of a densely layered imaginistic writing style that has been imitated throughout this century, but has no peer (although Umberto Eco sometimes comes close, especially in Name of the Rose).
Borges's stories are redolent with an intelligence, wealth of invention, and a tight, almost mathematically formal style that challenge with mysteries and paradoxes revealed only slowly after several readings. Highly recommended to anyone who wants their imagination and intellect to be aswarm with philosophical plots, compelling conundrums, and a wealth of real and imagined literary references derived from an infinitely imaginary library.
Buchbeschreibung Modern Library. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. 0394604490 251 pp. Hardcover. Dust jacket: vg; covered by mylar, wear and rubbing to edges; mended tear to left side of back cover; price-clipped. Spine/cover: vg; tightly bound, light bumping to edges. Pages: vg+; clean and free of markings. An excellent copy. 8v0, 2 lbs. Modern Library, 1983. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SKU1000673
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Buchbeschreibung Modern Library 1984-01-12, 1984. Hardcover. Buchzustand: good. 1st Modern Library ed. 0394604490. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 616059
Buchbeschreibung Modern Library, 1983. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Nearfine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Nearfine. First Modern Library Edition. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Very nice clean unmarked hardcover in dustjacket, very tight binding, states First Modern Library Edition and 1983. A nice reissue of this classic. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 024795
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Buchbeschreibung Modern Library, 1984. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P020394604490