Labyrinths: Selected Stories and Other Writings

Labyrinths: Selected Stories and Other Writings

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by Jorge Luis Borges
     
 

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ISBN-13:
9780141184845
Publisher:
Penguin Books, Limited (UK)
Publication date:
09/28/2000

Meet the Author

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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4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
twinkletoes11 More than 1 year ago
Genius man, genius collection.
Janus More than 1 year ago
It took me many years to appreciate Borges. I will fully acknowledge that that was solely based off of my own immaturity as a reader and not due to his writing. The stories contained in this collection are like none I have ever read before. These are the kinds of stories that stay with you long after you've read them. Like a good movie that constantly demands re-examination, Borges writing will taunt the reader to delve deeper into each story and find something new. But enough of the "literature buff" angle. Simply put, these are highly entertaining, mysterious and thought provoking stories. Some people may even choose to describe them as 'trippy': fair enough. Those versed with Julio Cortazar most likely have already experienced Borges, but if not, then what are you waiting for? As for the rest of the would be readers out there, "Labyrinths" is just as its name implies. Anyone can get lost in there and everyone will find something they were looking for, whether they knew they were looking for it or not.
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GreenMoon More than 1 year ago
This book was my introduction to Borges. Every piece was intellectually stimulating. He succinctly and elegantly probes the mind and develops lasting images and deep feelings. Borges was a genius.
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