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Everything and Nothing

Everything and Nothing

by Jorge Luis Borges
     
 

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A pocket-sized Pearls edition of some of Borges’ best fictions and essays.Everything and Nothing collects the best of Borges’ highly influential work—written in the 1930s and ‘40s—that foresaw the internet (“Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius”), quantum mechanics (“The Garden of Forking Paths”), and cloning

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A pocket-sized Pearls edition of some of Borges’ best fictions and essays.Everything and Nothing collects the best of Borges’ highly influential work—written in the 1930s and ‘40s—that foresaw the internet (“Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius”), quantum mechanics (“The Garden of Forking Paths”), and cloning (“Pierre Menard, Author of the Quixote”). David Foster Wallace described Borges as “scalp-crinkling . . . Borges’ work is designed primarily as metaphysical arguments...to transcend individual consciousness.”

Editorial Reviews

The New Yorker
“Some of the most witty, uncannily original short fiction in Western Literature.”
The Nation
As Carlos Fuentes remarked, without Borges, the modern Latin American novel simply would not exist.”— Gene H. Bell
Gene H. Bell - The Nation
“As Carlos Fuentes remarked, without Borges, the modern Latin American novel simply would not exist.”
John Barth
“Like the great artists of other centuries, he engages the heart as well as the intelligence; his genius strikes, undismayed as Theseus, through the labyrinths of our life and time to the accomplishment of new,
inspiring and stunningly beautiful work.”
Gene H. Bell
As Carlos Fuentes remarked, without Borges, the modern Latin American novel simply would not exist. -The Nation

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811218832
Publisher:
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publication date:
05/25/2010
Series:
New Directions Pearls
Pages:
129
Sales rank:
1,126,315
Product dimensions:
4.40(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Jorge Luis Borges (1890-1982), Argentine poet, critic, and short-story writer, revolutionized modern literature. He was completely blind when appointed the head of Argentina’s National Library.

Eliot Weinberger is an essayist and translator, the editor of The New Directions Anthology of Classical Chinese Poetry, and the series editor of Calligrams: Writings from and on China (New York Review Books and Chinese University of Hong Kong Press). He lives in New York City.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
August 24, 1899
Date of Death:
June 14, 1986
Place of Birth:
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Place of Death:
Geneva, Switzerland
Education:
B.A., Collège Calvin de Genève, 1914

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