Jorge Luis Borges: 5 Essential Reads

We woke up this morning to find famed Argentinian author Jorge Luis Borges trending on Twitter and were sort of confused. We love magic realism as much as the next literary chica, but we had to get to the bottom of the trend.

Before long, we found out that Google Doodle decided to honor the late, great author on what would have been his 112th birthday. Still confused? Well, Borges (most known for his collection of shorts, The Aleph and his story The Garden of Forking Paths) may have died on June 14, 1986, but his stories have lived on and have a lot of importance for the techy set, who view his mind-bending, scientifically inclined writing as a early testament to what was to come.

In the Google Doodle (see below), The Garden of Forking Paths—in which Borges describes the future in multiple ways—is heavily referenced.

Don't know enough about Borges? Take a little time to find out with this quick guide to 5 must-reads:

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Mariela Rosario,

I'm a raging opinionista and I love to share my ramblings on everything from pop culture to food to stuff that makes me laugh & cry! I've worked in all types of media (TV, film, print) and was previously the online editor at Latina magazine before joining Mamás Latinas. On most nights you can find me working my way through my library of cookbooks or playing with my puppy Lola (my only child so far). I have a wonderful hubby who shares my passion for any and all kinds of travel. Together, we've formed a semi-professional wine drinking team.

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