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.
I purchase this book because i was interesting in Gibson's prologue. The selection it's actually really goodPublished 5 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 11 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 12 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 12 months ago by Keith Roe
You can read a lot of great analyses of Borges' work out there, so I'll make this short and sweet: Borges is just so much fun!!! Read morePublished 13 months ago by Aileen
I am 69 years of age. I am a mathematician--a physicist--an avid reader--a writer--a world traveler--a man who has led a full life--and yet I am still not wise enough or of... Read morePublished 14 months ago by DH Koester
If you are not familiar with Borges work, you must give him a try. You won't find any novels from this guy - purely short story stuff. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Dustin Wilson
If I was smarter, more well read, or more philosophical in nature I likely would have given this 5 stars.
I can't believe it took me over a week to read 250 pages... Read more
not pseudo intellectuals either, real players mind you. you know those guys that are always being cool and thinking stuff? yeah, those guys read this book. so do I. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Zampano