Collected Fictions - The Garden of Forking Paths: Part II Summary & Analysis

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The Garden of Forking Paths: Part II Summary

The Lottery in Babylon

To provide more excitement, the lottery is changed to include some unlucky tickets, where the recipient of the ticket has to pay a fine or serve a jail term or receive the death penalty. The lottery company is given total power in Babylon. With people's entire lives determined by chance, the next step is to formulate a general theory of chance and games.

A Survey of the Works of Herbert Quain

The innovation of Herbert Quain is that he writes his novels in very innovative ways. Most radical, is a novel which can be continued by three different chapters. The novel is sort of 9 books in one, and 9 possible pathways besides reading it from beginning to end.

The Library of Babel

The Library is seen as an...

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