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Garden of Forking Paths (El jardín de senderos que se bifurcan)


First published in 1941, “Garden of Forking Paths” is a detective story by Jorge Luis Borges, set in 1916 during the First World War. It concerns a German spy, Yu Tsun, who is on the point of being captured and has important information to communicate to the German government.


Call Numbers for Browsing the Shelves


  • PQ7797.B635



Circulating Books – A Selected List


  • Bell-Villada, Gene H. Borges and His Fiction. 1999.

                        Call Number: PQ7797.B635 Z6342 1999

  • Bloom, Harold (ed.). Jorge Luis Borges. 1986.

                        Call Number: PQ7797.B635 Z7394 1986

  •  Borges, Jorge Luis. Labyrinths. 1986.

                     Call Number: PQ7797.B635 L3 1986



LINCCWeb online catalog – Search Terms


  • Borges, Jorge Luis.



Reference Materials


  • Contemporary Literary CriticismCall Number: REF PN771.C59

o   Vol. 1, pg. 39

o   Vol. 3, pg. 80

o   Vol. 6, pg. 93

o   Vol. 8, pg. 102

o   Vol. 19, pg. 54

o   Vol. 44, pg. 362-3, 370

o   Vol. 48, pg. 45-6

o   Vol. 83, pg. 167

  • Critical Survey of Short FictionCall Number: REF PN3321 .C7 2001

o   Vol. 1, pg. 290

  • Literature of Developing Nations for StudentsCall Number: REF PN3326.L58 2000

o   Vol. 1, pg. 357-93

  • Masterplots II: Short Story Series (Revised Edition)Call Number: REF PN3326.M27 2004

o   Vol. 3, pg. 1459-1461

  • Short Story CriticismCall Number: REF PN3321.S5

o   Vol. 4, pg. 5, 8, 10-11, 13, 16, 18-19, 28

o   Vol. 41, pg. 59, 91, 135-8, 140-1

o   Vol. 100, pg. 16-17, 22, 27, 66, 68, 72-73, 76-77, 79, 81-82, 86, 113, 117

  • Twentieth Century Literary CriticismCall Number: REF PN771.G27

o   Vol. 109, pg. 37-38, 40, 59, 76, 107-109, 112, 127



Research Databases

To access Valencia’s research databases, open your Atlas account, select ‘Search the Library’, then select ‘Databases A-Z’.


  • Academic Search Complete
  • Literature Resources from Gale



This Research Guide is designed to help users find information on a particular topic within the Valencia College East Campus Library.  This is by no means a comprehensive list of resources and other resources may be available on this topic.  Please check LINCCWeb, Valencia East’s online catalog, to verify the availability of circulating books within the library.  Feel free to ask a librarian for help if you need further assistance.

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