The Library of Babel

The Library of Babel
Author: Jorge Luis Borges
Publisher: Pocket Paragon
Total Pages: 56
Release: 2000
Genre: Books
ISBN:


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"Not many living artists would be sufficiently brave or inspired to attempt reflecting in art what Borges constructs in words. But the detailed, evocative etchings by Erik Desmazieres provide a perfect counterpoint to the visionary prose. Like Borges, Desmazieres has created his own universe, his own definition of the meaning, topography and geography of the Library of Babel. Printed together, with the etchings reproduced in fine-line duotone, text and art unite to present an artist's book that belongs in the circle of Borges's sacrosanct Crimson Hexagon - "books smaller than natural books, books omnipotent, illustrated, and magical.""--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

The Origin of Wealth

The Origin of Wealth
Author: Eric D. Beinhocker
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
Total Pages: 556
Release: 2006
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9781578517770


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Beinhocker has written this work in order to introduce a broad audience to what he believes is a revolutionary new paradigm in economics and its implications for our understanding of the creation of wealth. He describes how the growing field of complexity theory allows for evolutionary understanding of wealth creation, in which business designs co-evolve with the evolution of technologies and organizational innovations. In addition to giving his audience a tour of this field of complexity economics, he discusses its implications for real-world issues of business.

Archetype, Architecture, and the Writer

Archetype, Architecture, and the Writer
Author: Bettina L. Knapp
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 236
Release: 1986-04-22
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9780253308573


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"Altogether, the work is a delight, offering an unusual, provocative view on the disparate texts, with the added pleasure of lucid graceful prose." --Journal of Modern Literature Bettina Knapp probes the nature, meaning, and use of the architectural metaphors and archetypes that pervade all literature.

Cy-Borges

Cy-Borges
Author: Stefan Herbrechter
Publisher: Associated University Presse
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2009
Genre: Future in literature
ISBN: 9780838757154


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"Cy-Borges provides radically new, "posthumanist" readings of such established Borgesian fictions as "The Aleph," "The Library of Babel," "Funes the Memorious," "The Garden of Forking Paths," and "The Circular Ruins." They will be equally illuminating to readers of Hispanic and world literature, as to students of critical and cultural theory, and anybody who is fascinated with the idea of the "posthuman" and "posthumanism.""--BOOK JACKET.

Labyrinths

Labyrinths
Author: Jorge Luis Borges
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
Total Pages: 292
Release: 1964
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780811200127


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Forty short stories and essays have been selected as representative of the Argentine writer's metaphysical narratives.

Tar for Mortar

Tar for Mortar
Author: Jonathan Basile
Publisher: punctum books
Total Pages: 110
Release: 2018
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 1947447505


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TAR FOR MORTAR offers an in-depth exploration of one of literature's greatest tricksters, Jorge Luis Borges. His short story "The Library of Babel" is a signature examplar of this playfulness, though not merely for the inverted world it imagines, where a library thought to contain all possible permutations of all letters and words and books is plumbed by pious librarians looking for divinely pre-fabricated truths. One must grapple as well with the irony of Borges's narration, which undermines at every turn its narrator's claims of the library's universality, including the very possibility of exhausting meaning through combinatory processing. Borges directed readers to his non-fiction to discover the true author of the idea of the universal library. But his supposedly historical essays are notoriously riddled with false references and self-contradictions. Whether in truth or in fiction, Borges never reaches a stable conclusion about the atomic premises of the universal library - is it possible to find a character set capable of expressing all possible meaning, or do these letters, like his stories and essays, divide from themselves in a restless incompletion? While many readers of Borges see him as presaging our digital technologies, they often give too much credit to our inventions in doing so. Those who elide the necessary incompletion of the Library of Babel compare it to the Internet on the assumption that both are total archives of all possible thought and expression. Though Borges's imaginings lend themselves to digital creativity (libraryofbabel.info is certainly evidence of this), they do so by showing the necessary incompleteness of every totalizing project, no matter how technologically refined. Ultimately, Basile nudges readers toward the idea that a fictional/imaginary exposition can hold a certain power over technology.

Tar for Mortar

Tar for Mortar
Author: Jonathan Basile
Publisher:
Total Pages: 98
Release: 2018
Genre:
ISBN: 9781947447516


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The Library as Playground

The Library as Playground
Author: Dale Leorke
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 165
Release: 2022-04-13
Genre: Games & Activities
ISBN: 1538164329


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This book examines the expanding impact of games and play on public libraries as manifested in their spaces, programs, design, and support for gamemaking communities. It reveals how the rise of play in public libraries is connected to a broader digital culture.

The Library Book

The Library Book
Author:
Publisher: Profile Books
Total Pages: 132
Release: 2012-02-02
Genre: Literary Collections
ISBN: 1847658407


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From Alan Bennett's Baffled at a Bookcase, to Lucy Mangan's Library Rules, famous writers tell us all about how libraries are used and why they're important. Tom Holland writes about libraries in the ancient world, while Seth Godin describes what a library will look like in the future. Lionel Shriver thinks books are the best investment, Hardeep Singh Kohli makes a confession and Julie Myerson remembers how her career began beside the shelves. Using memoir, history, polemic and some short stories too, The Library Book celebrates 'that place where they lend you books for free' and the people who work there. All royalties go to The Reading Agency, to help their work supporting libraries.