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Welcome to the Garden of Forking Paths, one of the most intriguing areas of the Libyrinth of Allexamina. Here you will find access to the garden planted by J.L. Borges, the Argentine writer, poet and philosopher. Although I tend the garden as well as I can, beware: among these sprawling labyrinths you will find illusions most seductive and truths most elusive. Let me show you around . . . .

Look, here -- a beautiful poppy, yes? But some say that it has the power to unravel time. And here: yes, this narcissus-flecked pool. The locals contend that if you gaze into its depths too long, you are in danger of merging with your reflection and losing all sense of Self; for your image becomes that of all men. And there, a gallery of mirrors most enigmatic; and hanging here, by this coin: the skin of a most unusual tiger. . . .

Sad News: Adolfo Bioy-Casares has just passed on at age 84. I will post details as I receive them.

Lilia Pegado: Recent Works -- An art exhibition dedicated to Borges. London, Feb. 22 - March 5.

There will be a Borges Conference in Marrakech, April 15-17, 1999.

Selected Poems Vol 2 -- To be realeased in April. Collected Nonfiction -- To be realeased in September.

"The Borges List" -- A new Borges Mailing List joins the Internet.

The Borges Collection -- A new hardcover book of his complete short stories.

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  I, unfortunately, am Borges
Who was Jorge Luis Borges? A brief biography, with a timeline and an explanation of historical events that helped shape his writing.

Games with time and infinity
A complete bibliography, with a short synopsis and review of his major works. Includes collaborations, poetry, and works available only in Spanish.

To refute him is to become contaminated with unreality
Analysis, biography and criticism: a list of books about Borges and his works.

Random combinations of letters that have meaning -- a collection of unsettling and profound quotations from Borges' works of fiction, nonfiction, and lectures. In another universe, these are probably recipes, or instructions on how to build a bicycle.

How easy it would be not to think of a tiger!
An online gallery of Borges images, photographs, and original surreal postcards.

One generation of Tlönists would be enough
(Borges as an Influence)
From magical realists to comic surrealists: other artists and writers whom have been influenced or inspired by Borges.

(Film, Music, Books on Tape)
Works of cinema, music, or audio tape that have been inspired by Borges. (This section is under construction, and will open by April 1999.)

A book is not an isolated being: it is a relationship, an axis of innumerable relationships
(Online Papers)
A collection of links to online papers about Borges and his work.

He was not working for posterity or even for God, whose literary tastes were unknown to him
A very comprehensive catalog of Borges works and Borges-related titles, directly available for ordering online through Books.

The Crimson Hexagon
(The Books Borges Never Wrote)
A fictional bookshelf, containing all the volumes Borges never wrote. I give you my word, however, that they are just as valid as the books he did write.

His descendants still seek, nor will they find, the one word that contains the universe
(The Jorges Luis Borges Center)
A few words about the best Borges site on the Web, the JLB Borges Center in Denmark.

A translucent network of minimal surprises
(Offsite Links)
More books from the Library of Babel: links to other sites around the Web pertaining to Borges.

What's New?
The Keys to. Given!
A few words about your humble gardener. (This section is under construction, and will open soon.)

How easy it would be not to think of a Quail!
Send email to the Great Quail -- comments, suggestions, corrections, criticisms, submissions . . . all are welcome.

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