Paperback New Directions Paperbook

By (author) Jorge Luis Borges, Edited by Donald A. Yates, Edited by James East Irby, Introduction by William Gibson, Other Andre Maurois

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  • Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
  • Format: Paperback | 240 pages
  • Dimensions: 132mm x 200mm x 24mm | 281g
  • Publication date: 5 June 2007
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0811216993
  • ISBN 13: 9780811216999
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 54,638

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This new edition ofLabyrinths, 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 Andre 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 anticipated postmodernism (deconstruction and so on) and picked up credit as founding father of Latin American magical realism. --Colin Waters"