The Book of Sand

Jorge Luis Borges, web visionary? Explore the hypertext puzzle of his story The Book of Sand.

“This web site contains, in eight randomly numbered pages, the text of Jorge Luis Borges’ story The Book of Sand (as translated by Norman Thomas di Giovanni), with pictures and animations based on old engravings and photographs.”

“The Book of Sand site is a hypertext, with a nonlinear structure and dynamic images. This story is well-suited for such a presentation, since it deals with a supernatural book whose many pages are in no discernible order. And the story’s spare, haunting atmosphere comes through clearly, if not more strongly, when it is read in short, random fragments.”

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