Quotation by Jorge Luis Borges

Writing long books is a laborious and impoverishing act of foolishness: expanding in five hundred pages an idea that could be perfectly explained in a few minutes. A better procedure is to pretend that those books already exist and to offer a summary, a commentary.
Jorge Luis Borges (1899–1986), Argentinian author. Preface, The Garden of Forking Paths [El jardín de senderos que se bifurcan] (1942); Ficciones (1942).

On his stories "Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius" and "Examen de la obra de Herbert Quain."
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