Monday, June 15, 2015

Jorge Luis Borges' "The Library of Babel" is now on-line














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6 comments:

Dario Rivarossa said...

Just bought this in a remainders bookstore:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/101180569411354921441
:-)

Carter Kaplan said...

Nice cover art. Haven't seen that edition before.

Are you contemplating publishing a bestiary of your own?

Dario Rivarossa said...

>Are you contemplating publishing a bestiary of your own?

"Publishing"? With whom? Whom whom whom? Hmm, let me think . . .

Carter Kaplan said...

Presently I'm buried beneath what might as well be an infinite library of babel. No plans for a bestiary, at least for some time.

Dario Rivarossa said...

>No plans for a bestiary

. . . except a 400-page description of the WHOLE of creation :-D

Carter Kaplan said...

Of course you mean the forthcoming International Authors edition of Tasso's Il mondo creato!

As Borges might suggest, that 400 pages is an Aristotelian figure, while the true magnitude of Tasso's poem is better conceived in Platonic terms, in which case the poem is actually infinite in scope, eternal in breadth, perpetual in depth, and boundless in matters of conception.