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Tlön

Index: Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius, Ficciones, OC,Obras completas. Buenos Aires: Emecé, 1974. 432, 434-41.
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imaginary planet in the literature of Uqbar

Fishburn and Hughes: One of two regions in an imaginary planet referred to in the literature of Uqbar, the other being Mlejnas. Its description is said to be contained in A First Encyclopaedia of Tlön. Eventually material objects from this ideal region begin to invade reality. The nasal sound of 'Tlön' connotes a Nordic atmosphere always idealised in Borges's writings, contrasting with the Arabic sounds of the more earthbound Uqbar. Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius