Story: In Borges' Library
Author: Ken Kalfus
Collection: Coup De Foudre
I reviewed another story from this collection a little while ago and described it as Borgesian. Well, I feel justified in that comparison now that I have read this one about a madman in a library (presumably the one Borges worked in, although I don't think the man is Borges himself) whose ravings were ignored by everyone except for one particular raving that had an effect on the narrator:
The last book he read proved that everything he had read before it was read wrong. His life had been wasted.
I am two stories into this collection and have loved them both. I feel I should now tackle the title story, actually it's a novella, and report back.