History Literature / TlonUqbarOrbisTertius

22nd Dec '14 2:58:05 AM WarriorsGate
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* PostModernism: The last few paragraphs give away that the story is basically [[spoiler: a rant against dogmatic, self-complete "grand narratives" like Nazism or communism that purport to explain everything in the world but only end up explaining themselves. The story was written during the onset of World War II, which means it actually predates postmodernism proper.]]
18th Dec '14 2:08:04 PM MarkLungo
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->''Tlön is surely a labyrinth, but it is a labyrinth devised by men, a labyrinth destined to be deciphered by men.''

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->''Tlön ->''"Tlön is surely a labyrinth, but it is a labyrinth devised by men, a labyrinth destined to be deciphered by men.''
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11th Jan '14 2:43:36 PM AmbystomaMaculatum
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* UnreliableNarrator: [[ConversationalTroping Conversed]]. The story begins with the narrator and his friend discussing how one might write a novel with an narrator so subtly unreliable that only a few perceptive readers would discover the truth.
16th Oct '13 10:18:09 PM Whitecroc
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An addendum to the report, dated 1947, is repentant rather than speculative. [[spoiler: The narrator was right: Uqbar and Tlön were indeed made up by a 17th century secret society named Orbis Tertius... with the goal of eventually writing Tlön into reality. They ''succeed''.]]
28th May '13 2:46:10 PM JakesBrain
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An addendum to the report, dated 1947, is repentant rather than speculative. [[spoiler: The narrator was right: Uqbar and Tlön were indeed made up by a 17th century secret society... with the goal of eventually writing Tlön into reality. They ''succeed''.]]

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An addendum to the report, dated 1947, is repentant rather than speculative. [[spoiler: The narrator was right: Uqbar and Tlön were indeed made up by a 17th century secret society...society named Orbis Tertius... with the goal of eventually writing Tlön into reality. They ''succeed''.]]


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* HollywoodAtheist: The 19th-century millionaire who agreed to fund the creative endeavors of Orbis Tertius, strictly on the grounds that the completed work "have nothing to do with the impostor, Jesus Christ".
28th May '13 2:41:44 PM JakesBrain
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* StarfishLanguage: The languages of Tlön have no nouns but only verbs or adjectives, reflecting the philosophy of its speakers (they see the world not as a set of objects with continuity in time, but a succession of events and transitory qualities).

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* StarfishLanguage: The languages of Tlön have no nouns but only verbs or adjectives, reflecting the philosophy of its speakers (they see the world not as a set of objects with continuity in time, but a succession of events and transitory qualities). The phrase "The moon rose above the river" is translated into Tlönian as ''Hlör u fang axaxaxas mlö'', which approximates to "Upward behind the onstreaming it mooned."
1st Apr '13 7:31:48 PM Xtifr
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!! ''Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius'' provides examples of:

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!! ''Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius'' provides Provides examples of:
1st Apr '13 7:31:32 PM Xtifr
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''Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius'' directly inspired many popular works of fiction, most notably the ''Literature/CodexSeraphinianus''. Its cultural impact can also be found in ''VideoGame/{{Myst}}'' and, prominently, in ''Literature/HouseOfLeaves''.

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''Tlön, "Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius'' Tertius" directly inspired many popular works of fiction, most notably the ''Literature/CodexSeraphinianus''. Its cultural impact can also be found in ''VideoGame/{{Myst}}'' and, prominently, in ''Literature/HouseOfLeaves''.
1st Apr '13 7:31:15 PM Xtifr
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''Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius'' is a 1940 MagicRealism short story by Creator/JorgeLuisBorges. Although it's only a few thousand words long and not a particularly easy read, it quickly became one of the most influential works of fiction of the 1940's.

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''Tlön, '"Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius'' Tertius" is a 1940 MagicRealism short story by Creator/JorgeLuisBorges. Although it's only a few thousand words long and not a particularly easy read, it quickly became one of the most influential works of fiction of the 1940's.
13th Mar '13 1:34:03 PM LordGro
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--> Tlön is surely a labyrinth, but it is a labyrinth devised by men, a labyrinth destined to be deciphered by men.

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--> Tlön ->''Tlön is surely a labyrinth, but it is a labyrinth devised by men, a labyrinth destined to be deciphered by men.
men.''



''Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius'' directly inspired many popular works of fiction, most notably the CodexSeraphinianus. Its cultural impact can also be found in ''{{Myst}}'' and, prominently, in ''HouseOfLeaves''.

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''Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius'' directly inspired many popular works of fiction, most notably the CodexSeraphinianus. ''Literature/CodexSeraphinianus''. Its cultural impact can also be found in ''{{Myst}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Myst}}'' and, prominently, in ''HouseOfLeaves''.''Literature/HouseOfLeaves''.
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