the library of babel

babel

by Jorge Luis Borges. The universe (which others call the Library) is composed of an indefinite and perhaps infinite number of hexagonal galleries, with vast air shafts between, surrounded by very low railings. From any of the hexagons one can see, interminably, the upper and lower floors. The distribution of the galleries is invariable. …  Like all men of the Library, I have traveled in my youth; I have wandered in search of a book, perhaps the catalogue of catalogues; now that my eyes can hardly decipher what I write, I am preparing to die just a few leagues from the hexagon in which I was born…

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2 responses to “the library of babel

  1. qianshiyouyuan

    Instead of putting books, you should consider to place flower arrangements on shelves. Then we call it as the Garden of Babel.

  2. The Garden of Babelon?

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