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Labyrinths: Selected Stories & Other Writings - Community Reviews back

by Jorge Luis Borges
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This book made me feel stupid.
The Book Magpie's Nest
The Book Magpie's Nest rated it 5 years ago
This book made me feel stupid.
Ironic Contradictions
Ironic Contradictions rated it 6 years ago
Jorge Francisco Isidoro Luis Borges not only possessed one mouthful of a name but a great literary talent. There is much that could be criticised in his manner and style, in many of his pieces his 'fictions' come across as formulaic, mathematical and structured, which at times fails to allow emotion...
Book Trauma
Book Trauma rated it 6 years ago
Call them science fiction, fantasy or magical realism if you like but make sure you also call these stories wonderful! I'm already a fan of shorts stories but I'm not exactly a fan of reviewing them, mainly because there are stinkers among the gems but I found none in this collection.Considering ea...
Henry Martin - Author of contemporary Literary Fiction
My first Borges book, or shall I say, "My first Borges experience!"Labyrinths is broken down to three sections: Fictions, Essays, and Parables. It starts complicated enough with the first story, and despite the false appearance to grow simpler, it gets more complicated as the book progresses. These ...
caseyreads
caseyreads rated it 7 years ago
I read Ficciones, recently, so I don't have much to add. The majority of the short stories are the same, but it was a pleasure to read through them again. The second time helped me grasp some concepts that slipped through the first time. Borges is incredibly intelligent and well-read, and it can be ...
Barrita
Barrita rated it 7 years ago
Me causó curiosidad leer estos conocidos textos en inglés, pero prefiero las versiones en español.
Your Asthma
Your Asthma rated it 7 years ago
Read this right after Ficciones, which I prefer but Labyrinths would be better value for money. Both are simply magical and highly recommended.
Amadan na Briona
Amadan na Briona rated it 9 years ago
This collection of short stories and essays by cult Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges is amazing. He's like a hard intellectual blend of Gabriel García Márquez, H.G. Wells, and H.P. Lovecraft. It's impossible to put his stories in a single category -- there are elements of fantasy and magical reali...
KuntuZangmo
KuntuZangmo rated it 9 years ago
Scary and gorgeous.
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