Google pays homage to Jorge Luis Borges with a Doodle

A delightful bookish surprise this morning from the folks at Google.  The search engine has replaced its usual logo with a doodle the celebrates Jorge Luis Borges’ 112th birthday.  A click on the doodle reveals a search result on the noted Argentinian writer.

The illustration show an elderly man standing in a room with a library.  He is looking at a multi-leveled  urban landscape of numerous nooks, crannies and corners.  The doodle reminds me of a number of works by Borges: Labyrinths, The Garden of Forking Paths, The Library of Babel, to name a few.  It also relates a sense of controlled chaos with differing realities all framed by a solid structure.  A most fitting depiction of the mind and vision of Jorge Luis Borges.  Thanks to the Google Team.

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  1. I spotted this early this morning & as a big fan have spent the day putting out Borges related stuff on twitter, just to celebrate a fantastic poet & writer. glad to see another fan.

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  2. I was reminded of a Borges quote, “I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library.”

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