In the Garden of Forking Paths

The Appendix, Appendixed How do we order what we’ve learned of the world? In 1941, Borges imagined a “Library of Babel” that contained every book that could possibly exist: histories of the future, “autobiographies of archangels,” lost gnostic gospels, “the treatise Bede could have written (but did not)” even “the true story of your death.” […]