The Library of Babel as Seen from Within

The Library of Babel as Seen from Within: Reproducing Borges’s imaginary library online.Since I first read it in a high school Spanish class, I’ve been fascinated by the theory of language implicit in Borges’s “The Library of Babel.” The story describes a universal library containing, in 410-page volumes, every possible permutation of twenty-two letters, spaces, commas, and periods—every book that’s ever been written... a href='http://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2015/07/23/the-library-of-babel-as-seen-from-within/'Read More/a span class='link'»/span


The Most Misread Poem in America o nada es lo que parece, y otras mentiras que nos decimos.

The Most Misread Poem in America: Everyone knows Robert Frost’s “The Road Not Taken”—and almost everyone gets it wrong.Frost in 1913.From The Road Not Taken: Finding America in the Poem Everyone Loves and Almost Everyone Gets Wrong, a new book by David Orr. A young man hiking through a forest is abruptly confronted with a fork in the path. He pauses,... a href='http://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2015/09/11/the-most-misread-poem-in-america/'Read More/a span class='link'»/span