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The Garden of Forking Paths

The Garden of Forking Paths


by Jorge Luis Borges

Ts'ui Pen Timeline and Summary

  • Ts'ui Pen renounces his position as Governor of Yunnan in order to write a novel and create a labyrinth.
  • Ts'ui Pen secludes himself in the Pavilion of the Limpid Sun for thirteen years in order to pursue his scholarly interests.
  • After thirteen years, Ts'ui Pen is assassinated by a stranger.
  • The novel that Ts'ui Pen leaves behind is lengthy, confused, and nonsensical, and no one can find the labyrinth they thought he was building.