Jorge Luis Borges' "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 Andre Maurois. Jorge Luis Borges was a literary ...Read MoreJorge Luis Borges' "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 Andre Maurois. Jorge Luis 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". In later life, dogged by increasing blindness, Borges used essays and brief tantalising parables to explore the enigma of time, identity and imagination. Playful and disturbing, scholarly and seductive, his is a haunting and utterly distinctive voice. 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 (shared with Samuel Beckett). He has a reasonable claim, along with Kafka and Joyce, to be one of the most influential writers of the twentieth century. If you enjoyed "Labyrinths", you might like Franz Kafka's "Metamorphosis and Other Stories", also available in "Penguin Modern Classics". "His is the literature of eternity". (Peter Ackroyd, "The Times"). "One of the towering figures of literature in Spanish". (James Woodall, "Guardian"). "Probably the greatest twentieth-century author never to win the Nobel Prize". ("Economist").Read Less
First English language edition of the Argentine author's most prolific collection of short fiction, preceding an augmented edition issued by New Directions in 1964. First Printing. Octavo; 3/4 blue marbled paper over quarter black cloth, with titles stamped in silver on spine; dustjacket; 248pp. Fine in a Very Good dustjacket, unclipped, with rubbing to panels, several edge nicks, chipping to spine ends and several long tears, two of which are tape mended on verso.
Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. First America edition. Near fine in very good+ DJ. (Priceclip. 1/4"-inch chip at head of DJ. At spine affecting half the author's name. A few instances of underlining at introduction. Also brief scholarly note at fore edge of p.70 in text. Very shallow chipping at base of spine. Trace of rubbing to DJ. Faint sticker ghost at base of rear pastedown. ) Nicer than usual copy of this key title. (O); 8vo 8"-9" tall; 248 pages.
Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. B006KIRMYI. Translated from the Spanish. Edited by Donald A. Yates and James E. Irby. Preface by Andre Maurois. First edition thus (augmented). Near fine in a very good (some light rubbing, two small spots of soiling along the spine) dust jacket.; 260 pages.
Very Good in Very Good-dust jacket. Hardcover. 8vo. New Directions. 1962. 248 pgs. First Edition/First Printing. DJ in VG-shape with shelfwear, rubbing present to the DJ especially around the extremitites. No ownership marks present. Text is clean and free of marks, binding tight and solid, boards clean with no wear present. Photos sent upon request. 534; 8vo 8"-9" tall; 248 pages.
Good in good dust jacket. Signed. First Edition. First Edition / First Printing as identified with "1" in the full number line. Signed by author! ! Very Clean Copy-Over 500, 000 Internet Orders Filled.
Octavo, cloth-backed boards. First edition. Fiction, essays and parables selected from FICCIONES (1956), EL ALPH (1957), DISCUSI"N (1957), OTRAS INQUISICIONES (1960) and EL HACEDOR (1960). The major early repository of Borges's short fantasy fiction. Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-106. Barron (ed), Fantasy and Horror (1999) 5-34. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature III, pp. 1457-60. Survey of Science Fiction Literature IV, pp. 2008-12. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. A stunning copy. (#140054)
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