Jorge Luis Borges’s Labyrinths is a collection of short stories and essays showcasing one of Latin America’s most influential and imaginative writers. This Penguin Modern Classics edition is edited by Donald A. Yates and James E. Irby, with an introduction by James E. Irby and a preface by André Maurois.
Borges was a literary spellbinder whose tales of magic, mystery and murder are shot through with deep philosophical paradoxes. This collection brings together many of his stories, including the celebrated ‘Library of Babel’, whose infinite shelves contain every book that could ever exist, ‘Funes the Memorious’ the tale of a man fated never to forget a single detail of his life, and ‘Pierre Menard, Author of the Quixote‘, in which a French poet makes it his life’s work to create an identical copy of Don Quixote.
Playful and disturbing, scholarly and seductive, Borges is a haunting and utterly distinctive voice.
This selection of stories is the perfect introduction to Borges’ work.
About the Author
Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986) was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. A poet, critic and short story writer, he received numerous awards for his work including the 1961 International Publisher’s Prize. He remains one of the most influential writers of the twentieth century.
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