Details

ISBN-10: 0811216993
ISBN-13: 9780811216999
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publish Date: 05/17/2007
Dimensions: 8.02" L, 5.28" W, 0.78" H

Labyrinths

Editor: Donald A Yates
Editor: James E Irby
Introduction by: William Gibson
Other: André Maurois

Paperback

Price: $15.95

Overview

The groundbreaking trans-genre work of Argentinian writer Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986) has been insinuating itself into the structure, stance, and very breath of world literature for well over half a century. Multi-layered, self-referential, elusive, and allusive writing is now frequently labeled Borgesian. Umberto Eco’s international bestseller, The Name of the Rose, is, on one level, an elaborate improvisation on Borges’ fiction The Library, which American readers first encountered in the original 1962 New Directions publication of Labyrinths.

This new edition of Labyrinths, the classic representative selection of Borges’ writing edited by Donald A. Yates and James E. Irby (in translations by themselves and others), includes the text of the original edition (as augmented in 1964) as well as Irby’s biographical and critical essay, a poignant tribute by André Maurois, and a chronology of the author’s life. Borges enthusiast William Gibson has contributed a new introduction bringing Borges’ influence and importance into the twenty-first century.

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Borges is arguably the great bridge between modernism and post-modernism in world literature.–David Foster Wallace "The New York Times"
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Details

ISBN-10: 0811216993
ISBN-13: 9780811216999
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publish Date: 05/17/2007
Dimensions: 8.02" L, 5.28" W, 0.78" H
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