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. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Borges anticipated postmodernism (deconstruction and so on) and picked up credit as founding father of Latin American magical realism. -- Colin Waters, The Washington Times
Borges is arguably the great bridge between modernism and post-modernism in world literature. -- David Foster Wallace, The New York Times
This author is amazing his writing is beautiful, engaging and lucid. Love these crazy diverse stories.Published 2 days ago by LJ
I encountered the work of Jorge Luis Borges while travelling around the Guatemalan highlands last year. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Lachlan Dale
I purchase this book because i was interesting in Gibson's prologue. The selection it's actually really goodPublished 14 months ago by Olivia Pérez
These are too obtuse for me. Post modern. Very heady. I didn't get it - even though he is so famous.Published 20 months ago by debby g
Essential reading for human beings. I guarantee these stories will expand your mind. I had to read a couple of them more than once, but Borges is well worth the mental effort. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Steven Howell
These stories are so different and so fascinating, I would recommend anyone to read them. You will be entranced. Borges is one of the greats.Published 21 months ago by Keith Roe