Author(s): Jorge Luis Borges
Everything and Nothing collects the best of Borges highly influential work written in the 1930s and 40s that foresaw the internet ( Tlon, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius ), quantum mechanics ( The Garden of Forking Paths ), and cloning ( Pierre Menard, Author of the Quixote ). David Foster Wallace described Borges as scalp-crinkling . . . Borges work is designed primarily as metaphysical arguments...to transcend individual consciousness. "
Like the great artists of other centuries, he engages the heart as well as the intelligence; his genius strikes, undismayed as Theseus, through the labyrinths of our life and time to the accomplishment of new, inspiring and stunningly beautiful work. --John Barth"