Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius

Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius

Jorge Luis Borges
4.3/5 (1622 ratings)
Here is a handsome edition of one of Borges' "ficciones," in a translation first published in "Labyrinths" in 1962. It's an important story in the Borges' canon, incorporating most of the author's philosophical and esthetic preoccupations in a typically brief compass. With great solemnity and a convincing array of scholarly detail , Borges contocts a fable of an alternate world and its infiltration of our own. The reality of Tlon is idealist: material objects have no existence; language has no nouns; its principal discipline is psychology, since its inhabitants see the universe as nothing but a series of mental processes. A series of 24 illustrations accompanies the text. Their disturbing resemblances to our reality make them appropriate reflections of Borges's imaginative constructs.' -- The Kingston "Whig-Standard"
Language
English
Pages
78
Format
Paperback
Publisher
Porcupine's Quill
Release
October 15, 1982
ISBN
0889840725
ISBN 13
9780889840720

Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius

Jorge Luis Borges
4.3/5 (1622 ratings)
Here is a handsome edition of one of Borges' "ficciones," in a translation first published in "Labyrinths" in 1962. It's an important story in the Borges' canon, incorporating most of the author's philosophical and esthetic preoccupations in a typically brief compass. With great solemnity and a convincing array of scholarly detail , Borges contocts a fable of an alternate world and its infiltration of our own. The reality of Tlon is idealist: material objects have no existence; language has no nouns; its principal discipline is psychology, since its inhabitants see the universe as nothing but a series of mental processes. A series of 24 illustrations accompanies the text. Their disturbing resemblances to our reality make them appropriate reflections of Borges's imaginative constructs.' -- The Kingston "Whig-Standard"
Language
English
Pages
78
Format
Paperback
Publisher
Porcupine's Quill
Release
October 15, 1982
ISBN
0889840725
ISBN 13
9780889840720

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