Thursday, December 18, 2008

Audio: The Library of Babel

The greatest short story writer of all time, without a shadow of a doubt, is Jorge Luis Borges and his best short story, in my opinion at least, is "The Library of Babel". There is no way I can do the story justice in summary so just trust me on this, download the mp3 and have a listen. It's absolutely sublime.

And if you're keen to explore the philosophical implications of Borges' library, pick up a copy of Daniel Dennett's (magisterial) Darwin's Dangerous Idea.

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