Friday, June 11, 2010

Jorge Luis Borges: The Garden of Forking Paths

On page 22 of Liddell Hart's History of World War I you will read that an attack against the Serre-Montauban line by thirteen British divisions (supported by 1,400 artillery pieces), planned for the 24th of July, 1916, had to be postponed until the morning of the 29th. The torrential rains, Captain Liddell Hart comments, caused this delay, an insignificant one, to be sure.
This is the starting paragraph of Jorge Luis Borges' short story The Garden of Forking Paths, it's available online here, translated by Donald A. Yates.

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