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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
Good writers can transport the reader to another place. Few authors however, can rival Borges for imaginative use of the narrative form to transport the reader to a completely... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Sturmey Archer
This author is amazing his writing is beautiful, engaging and lucid. Love these crazy diverse stories.Published 1 month ago by LJ
I encountered the work of Jorge Luis Borges while travelling around the Guatemalan highlands last year. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Lachlan Dale
I purchase this book because i was interesting in Gibson's prologue. The selection it's actually really goodPublished 15 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 21 months ago by debby g