“Library of Babel” is now a literary classic. Directed by Borges, it is the trace of his ideal library, a collection of the gems of literary fantasy, enriched in this edition by Tullio Pericoli’s portraits on the cover.
Jorge Luis Borges, an omnivorous reader, often took advantage of his endless readings to assemble anthologies that were surprisingly erudite and humorous.
He directed only one series of books in his life, this one. “Library of Babel” brings the legendary name of Borges closer to classical authors who were equally legendary. London, Chesterton, James Stevenson, Kafka, Kipling. An extraordinary editorial experiment and model of typographic art and bibliophilia, it combines the Argentine master and his favourite writers with the elegance of Bodoni and the refined design of Tullio Pericoli, a very sensitive creator of what thanks to him and a few others has now become a "genre" in itself, literary portraiture.