Endless Tessellations:

a hypertext analysis of Jorge Luis Borges's

The Library of Babel



First published in 1941, The Library of Babel presents an alternate universe that takes the form of a prodigious library composed entirely of interconnected hexagonal sectors that contains a seemingly infinite number of books. As the mysterious narrator explains, the books are thought to contain every possible ordering of just 23 basic characters, meaning that the library must contain every book that has ever been written and that will be written.

There are endless ways to explore the library: selected sections from The Library of Babel flow seamlessly alongside an analysis of the work. The connection and disconnection of the pages' hypertext links juxtapose the original text with the analysis, both working simultaneously to explain, illustrate and support each other.

Click the following link to enter the universe of The Library of Babel.

















©2012 Austin Broussard