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London SYP Book Club – August 2017 – Labyrinths by Jorge Luis Borges
August 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Book: 'Labyrinths: Selected Stories and Other Writings' by Jorge Luis Borges
Genre: Short Stories
Venue: Mabel's Bar and Kitchen, Covent Garden
Date: Monday 21st August
Synopsis: Jorge Luis Borges was a literary spellbinder whose tales of magic, mystery and murder are shot through with deep philosophical paradoxes. This collection brings together many of his stories, including the celebrated 'Library of Babel', whose infinite shelves contain every book that could ever exist, 'Funes the Memorious' the tale of a man fated never to forget a single detail of his life, and 'Pierre Menard, Author of the Quixote', in which a French poet makes it his life's work to create an identical copy of Don Quixote. In later life, dogged by increasing blindness, Borges used essays and brief tantalising parables to explore the enigma of time, identity and imagination. Playful and disturbing, scholarly and seductive, his is a haunting and utterly distinctive voice.