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. 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.
Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. First America edition. Near fine in very good+ dust jacket. (Priceclip. 1/4"-inch chip at head of DJ. At Spine affecting half the author's name. 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) $375.00; 8vo 8"-9" tall; 248 pages.
Edited by Donald A. Yates & James E. Irby. Preface by André Maurois. Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine in silver. With the dust jacket. Spine rolled, spotting to endpapers and edges of text block. An excellent copy in the lightly rubbed jacket with a few nicks and short splits. First augmented edition, first printing. This edition of Labyrinths contains twenty-three short stories, ten essays, and eight "parables", and was originally published with less material in 1962.
Edited by Donald A. Yates & James E. Irby. Preface by André Maurois. Octavo. Original black quarter cloth, marbled blue boards, black endpapers, top edge yellow, others untrimmed. With the dust jacket. Black and white photographic portrait frontispiece of the author. A couple of small white marks to tail of spine, upper corners slightly bumped, mild toning to margins of text block. An excellent copy in a lightly rubbed jacket with small chips to head of spine and corners and a few small nicks and creases along top edge of front panel and flap. First edition, first printing of this collection of 22 short stories, 10 essays, and eight "parables".
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)
New Directions Publishing Corporation, New York, NY
Copyright in bibliographic data and cover images is held by Nielsen Book Services Limited, Baker & Taylor, Inc., or by their respective licensors, or by the publishers, or by their respective licensors. For personal use only. All rights reserved. All rights in images of books or other publications are reserved by the original copyright holders.