Inspired by the title of one of the best short stories by Borges, The “Library of Babel” is now a literary classic. Directed by Borges, it is the trace of his ideal library, a collection of texts that he regarded as gems of literary fantasy.
Every great writer begins by being a great reader, and over the years compiles their personal anthology of preferences and exclusions. Director of the National Library of Buenos Aires, where there seemed to be books that could not be found in other parts of the world, Jorge Luis Borges, an omnivorous reader, took advantage of that abundance of books to assemble and offer his bewitched readers anthologies that were surprising for their erudition and humour. From the meeting between Franco Maria Ricci and Jorge Luis Borges came the idea of compiling his ideal library, a collection of his favourite literature. London, Chesterton, James Stevenson, Kafka, Kipling and others coexist in this anthology that collects the best of literary fantasy.
Inspired by the title of one of Borges' best stories, the series was called the “Library of Babel”. It is now a literary classic, and at the same time one of the most affectionate monuments to the great librarian of Buenos Aires.