The Library of Babel

The Library of Babel
Author: Jorge Luis Borges,Erik Desmazieres
Publsiher: Pocket Paragon
Total Pages: 36
Release: 2000
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015049977229
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Library of Babel Book Review:

"Not many living artists would be sufficiently brave or inspired to attempt reflecting in art what Borges constructs in words. But the detailed, evocative etchings by Erik Desmazieres provide a perfect counterpoint to the visionary prose. Like Borges, Desmazieres has created his own universe, his own definition of the meaning, topography and geography of the Library of Babel. Printed together, with the etchings reproduced in fine-line duotone, text and art unite to present an artist's book that belongs in the circle of Borges's sacrosanct Crimson Hexagon - "books smaller than natural books, books omnipotent, illustrated, and magical.""--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Librarians of Babel

Librarians of Babel
Author: Paola de Castro
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 156
Release: 2009-01-30
ISBN 10: 1780630018
ISBN 13: 9781780630014
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Librarians of Babel Book Review:

A librarian’s main task is to acquire, organize, process, retrieve and disseminate information to all possible users, but also to communicate and develop professional skills in this field. This collection offers an introduction to the different challenges that librarians and information specialists are called upon to carry out in order to achieve effective communication through different media. The main elements of professional writing, conference or workshop organization power point presentations are outlined. Concise introduction to professional writing and conference organization Easily understood, even without background information Based on practical experience rather than on theories

The Unimaginable Mathematics of Borges Library of Babel

The Unimaginable Mathematics of Borges  Library of Babel
Author: William Goldbloom Bloch
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2008-08-25
ISBN 10: 9780199715169
ISBN 13: 0199715165
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Unimaginable Mathematics of Borges Library of Babel Book Review:

"The Library of Babel" is arguably Jorge Luis Borges' best known story--memorialized along with Borges on an Argentine postage stamp. Now, in The Unimaginable Mathematics of Borges' Library of Babel, William Goldbloom Bloch takes readers on a fascinating tour of the mathematical ideas hidden within one of the classic works of modern literature. Written in the vein of Douglas R. Hofstadter's Pulitzer Prize-winning G?del, Escher, Bach, this original and imaginative book sheds light on one of Borges' most complex, richly layered works. Bloch begins each chapter with a mathematical idea--combinatorics, topology, geometry, information theory--followed by examples and illustrations that put flesh on the theoretical bones. In this way, he provides many fascinating insights into Borges' Library. He explains, for instance, a straightforward way to calculate how many books are in the Library--an easily notated but literally unimaginable number--and also shows that, if each book were the size of a grain of sand, the entire universe could only hold a fraction of the books in the Library. Indeed, if each book were the size of a proton, our universe would still not be big enough to hold anywhere near all the books. Given Borges' well-known affection for mathematics, this exploration of the story through the eyes of a humanistic mathematician makes a unique and important contribution to the body of Borgesian criticism. Bloch not only illuminates one of the great short stories of modern literature but also exposes the reader--including those more inclined to the literary world--to many intriguing and entrancing mathematical ideas.

Poet Librarians in the Library of Babel

Poet Librarians in the Library of Babel
Author: Sommer Browning,Shannon Tharp
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2018-04-12
ISBN 10: 9781634000284
ISBN 13: 1634000285
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Poet Librarians in the Library of Babel Book Review:

"A compendium of experimental essays, creative meditations, non-fiction accounts, and lyrical explorations that explore perspectives on subjects related to libraries and librarianship"--Back cover.

Tar for Mortar

Tar for Mortar
Author: Jonathan Basile
Publsiher: Punctum Books
Total Pages: 108
Release: 2018-03-13
ISBN 10: 9781947447509
ISBN 13: 1947447505
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tar for Mortar Book Review:

TAR FOR MORTAR offers an in-depth exploration of one of literature's greatest tricksters, Jorge Luis Borges. His short story "The Library of Babel" is a signature examplar of this playfulness, though not merely for the inverted world it imagines, where a library thought to contain all possible permutations of all letters and words and books is plumbed by pious librarians looking for divinely pre-fabricated truths. One must grapple as well with the irony of Borges's narration, which undermines at every turn its narrator's claims of the library's universality, including the very possibility of exhausting meaning through combinatory processing. Borges directed readers to his non-fiction to discover the true author of the idea of the universal library. But his supposedly historical essays are notoriously riddled with false references and self-contradictions. Whether in truth or in fiction, Borges never reaches a stable conclusion about the atomic premises of the universal library - is it possible to find a character set capable of expressing all possible meaning, or do these letters, like his stories and essays, divide from themselves in a restless incompletion? While many readers of Borges see him as presaging our digital technologies, they often give too much credit to our inventions in doing so. Those who elide the necessary incompletion of the Library of Babel compare it to the Internet on the assumption that both are total archives of all possible thought and expression. Though Borges's imaginings lend themselves to digital creativity (libraryofbabel.info is certainly evidence of this), they do so by showing the necessary incompleteness of every totalizing project, no matter how technologically refined. Ultimately, Basile nudges readers toward the idea that a fictional/imaginary exposition can hold a certain power over technology.

The Library of Babel

The Library of Babel
Author: Lambert M. Surhone,Miriam T. Timpledon,Susan F. Marseken
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 100
Release: 2010-02
ISBN 10: 9786130351687
ISBN 13: 6130351682
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Undoing Babel

Undoing Babel
Author: Tristan Major
Publsiher: University of Toronto Press
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2018-02-16
ISBN 10: 1487500548
ISBN 13: 9781487500542
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Undoing Babel Book Review:

Undoing Babel is the first extensive examination of the development of the Babel narrative amongst Anglo-Saxon authors from late antiquity to the eleventh century.

Sammlung

Sammlung
Author: Jorge Luis Borges,Eliot Weinberger
Publsiher: Penguin Modern Classics
Total Pages: 560
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 9780141183022
ISBN 13: 0141183020
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sammlung Book Review:

Though best known in the English speaking world for his short fictions and poems, Borges is revered in Latin America equally as an immensely prolific and beguiling writer of non-fiction prose. In THE TOTAL LIBRARY, more than 150 of Borges' most brilliant pieces are brought together for the first time in one volume - all in superb new translations. More than a hundred of the pieces have never previously been published in English. THE TOTAL LIBRARY presents Borges at once as a deceptively self-effacing guide to the universe and as the inventor of a universe that is an indispensible guide to Borges

Taming Babel

Taming Babel
Author: Rachel Leow
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 261
Release: 2016-07-14
ISBN 10: 1107148537
ISBN 13: 9781107148536
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Taming Babel Book Review:

Through a study of Malaysia, Taming Babel examines how empires and postcolonial nation-states struggle to govern multilingual and polyglot subjects.

If this is Not Babel Designations of Librarians in Nigerian Universities

If this is Not Babel    Designations of Librarians in Nigerian Universities
Author: B. U. Nwafor
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 28
Release: 1986
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:1110386527
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Babel Unbound

Babel Unbound
Author: Lesley Cowling,Carolyn Hamilton
Publsiher: Wits University Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2020-05-15
ISBN 10: 1776145933
ISBN 13: 9781776145935
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Babel Unbound Book Review:

In this timely, original and sophisticated collection, writers from the Global South demonstrate that forms of publicness are multiple, mobile and varied. The notion that societies mediate issues through certain kinds of engagement is at the heart of imaginings of democracy and often centers on the ideal of the public sphere. But this imagined foundation of how we live collectively appears to have suffered a dramatic collapse across the world, with many democracies apparently unable to solve problems through talk – or even to agree on who speaks, in what ways and where. In the 10 essays in this timely, original and sophisticated collection, writers from southern Africa combine theoretical analysis with the examination of historical cases and contemporary developments to demonstrate that forms of publicness are multiple, mobile and varied. They propose new concepts and methodologies to analyse how public engagements work in society. Babel Unbound examines charged examples from the Global South, such as the centuries old Timbuktu archive, Nelson Mandela as a powerful absent presence in 1960s public life, and the challenges to the terms of contemporary debate around the student activism of #rhodesmustfall and #feesmustfall. These show how issues of public discussion span both archive and media, verbal debates in formal spaces and visual performances that circulate in unpredictable ways.

Babel and Babylon

Babel and Babylon
Author: Miriam HANSEN
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 389
Release: 2009-06-30
ISBN 10: 0674038290
ISBN 13: 9780674038295
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Collected Fictions

Collected Fictions
Author: Jorge Luis Borges,Andrew Hurley
Publsiher: Penguin (Non-Classics)
Total Pages: 565
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 9780140286809
ISBN 13: 0140286802
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Collected Fictions Book Review:

In honor of the centenary of the birth of Borges, this collection of his fiction has been gathered into a single volume. "An unparalleled treasury of marvels."--"Chicago Tribune."

Reimagining the Academic Library

Reimagining the Academic Library
Author: David W. Lewis
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2016-05-04
ISBN 10: 1442263385
ISBN 13: 9781442263383
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reimagining the Academic Library Book Review:

Academic libraries are in the midst of significant disruption. Academic librarians and university administrators know they need to change, but are not sure how. Bits and pieces of what needs to happen are clear, but the whole picture is hard to grasp. Reimagining the Academic Library paints a simple straightforward picture of the changes affecting academic libraries and what academic librarians need to do to respond to the changes would help to guide future library practice. The aim is to explain where academic libraries need to go and how to get there in a book that can be read in a weekend. David Lewis provides a readable survey of the current state of academic library practice and proposes where academic libraries need to go in the future to provide value to their campuses. His primary focus is on collections as this is the area with the greatest opportunity for change and is the driver of most library cost. Lewis provides an accessible framework for thinking about how library practice needs to adjust in the digital environment. The book will be useful not only to academic librarians, but also for librarians to share with presidents and provosts who a concise source for understanding where and how to focus their expenditures on libraries.

Ancient Worlds in Digital Culture

Ancient Worlds in Digital Culture
Author: Claire Clivaz,Paul Dilley,David Hamidović
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2016-08-01
ISBN 10: 9004325239
ISBN 13: 9789004325234
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ancient Worlds in Digital Culture Book Review:

The volume presents a selection of research projects in Digital Humanities applied to the “Biblical Studies” in the widest sense and context. Taken as a whole, the volume restitutes the merging Digital Culture at the beginning of the 21st century.

Labyrinths

Labyrinths
Author: Jorge Luis Borges
Publsiher: New Directions Publishing
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 9780811216999
ISBN 13: 0811216993
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Labyrinths Book Review:

A new edition of a classic work by a late forefront Argentinean writer features the 1964 augmented original text and is complemented by a biographical essay, a tribute to the writer's body of work, and a chronology of his life. Reprint.

Balkan Babel

Balkan Babel
Author: Sabrina Petra Ramet
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2018-02-19
ISBN 10: 0429963955
ISBN 13: 9780429963957
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Balkan Babel Book Review:

The fourth edition of this critically acclaimed work includes a new chapter, a new epilogue, and revisions throughout the book. Sabrina Ramet, a veteran observer of the Yugoslav scene, traces the steady deterioration of Yugoslavia's political and social fabric in the years since 1980, arguing that, while the federal system and multiethnic fabric laid down fault lines, the final crisis was sown in the failure to resolve the legitimacy question, triggered by economic deterioration, and pushed forward toward war by Serbian politicians bent on power - either within a centralized Yugoslavia or within an 'ethnically cleansed' Greater Serbia. With her detailed knowledge of the area and extensive fieldwork, Ramet paints a strikingly original picture of Yugoslavia's demise and the emergence of the Yugoslav successor states.

Borges 2 0

Borges 2 0
Author: Perla Sassón-Henry
Publsiher: Peter Lang
Total Pages: 125
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 9780820497143
ISBN 13: 0820497142
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Borges 2 0 Book Review:

Borges 2.0: From Text to Virtual Worlds analyzes Jorge Luis Borges's «The Library of Babel», «The Garden of Forking Paths», and «The Intruder» from a tripartite perspective that encompasses literature, science, and technology. This book underscores developments in chaos theory during the 1980s and their intricate connections with Borges's works and the digital world. Without losing sight of this critical framework, this study also takes into account Deleuze and Guattari's rhizome theory and Umberto Eco's theory on labyrinths. Borges 2.0 is unique in its analysis of how Borgesian texts relate to science and technology at the same time that science and the virtual world illuminate Borges's texts to provide a new reading of his work.

The Unimaginable Mathematics of Borges Library of Babel

The Unimaginable Mathematics of Borges  Library of Babel
Author: William Goldbloom Bloch
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2008-08-25
ISBN 10: 9780199715169
ISBN 13: 0199715165
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Unimaginable Mathematics of Borges Library of Babel Book Review:

"The Library of Babel" is arguably Jorge Luis Borges' best known story--memorialized along with Borges on an Argentine postage stamp. Now, in The Unimaginable Mathematics of Borges' Library of Babel, William Goldbloom Bloch takes readers on a fascinating tour of the mathematical ideas hidden within one of the classic works of modern literature. Written in the vein of Douglas R. Hofstadter's Pulitzer Prize-winning G?del, Escher, Bach, this original and imaginative book sheds light on one of Borges' most complex, richly layered works. Bloch begins each chapter with a mathematical idea--combinatorics, topology, geometry, information theory--followed by examples and illustrations that put flesh on the theoretical bones. In this way, he provides many fascinating insights into Borges' Library. He explains, for instance, a straightforward way to calculate how many books are in the Library--an easily notated but literally unimaginable number--and also shows that, if each book were the size of a grain of sand, the entire universe could only hold a fraction of the books in the Library. Indeed, if each book were the size of a proton, our universe would still not be big enough to hold anywhere near all the books. Given Borges' well-known affection for mathematics, this exploration of the story through the eyes of a humanistic mathematician makes a unique and important contribution to the body of Borgesian criticism. Bloch not only illuminates one of the great short stories of modern literature but also exposes the reader--including those more inclined to the literary world--to many intriguing and entrancing mathematical ideas.

The Dogs of Babel

The Dogs of Babel
Author: Carolyn Parkhurst
Publsiher: Little, Brown
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2003-06-01
ISBN 10: 0759528063
ISBN 13: 9780759528062
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dogs of Babel Book Review:

A poignant and beautiful debut novel explores a man's quest to unravel the mystery of his wife's death with the help of the only witness -- their Rhodesian ridgeback, Lorelei.