“On Exactitude in Science” by Jorge Luis Borges, Read by Author Will Self

“Jorge Luis Borges 1951, by Grete Stern” via Wiki­me­dia Com­mons.

“On Exac­ti­tude in Sci­ence” is “a one-para­graph short sto­ry writ­ten in 1946 by Jorge Luis Borges, about the map–territory rela­tion, writ­ten in the form of a lit­er­ary forgery.” Below you can hear the sto­ry read by author Will Self, in a record­ing cre­at­ed by The Guardian. This read­ing will be added to our col­lec­tion, 1,000 Free Audio Books: Down­load Great Books for Free.

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