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"You are in a maze of twisty little passages, all alike." (Will Crowther, 1972. From the first mainframe text adventure known as 'Adventure' aka 'Advent' aka 'Colossal Cave'...)

'Like the narrator of Proust's Swann's Way, who, after soaking in lime-flower tea the 'petites madeleines' crumbs, entered into the "abyss of uncertainty... the mind feels... when it, the seeker, is at same time the dark region through which it must go seeking and where all its equipment will avail it nothing..."'



* Borges, Jorge Luis

Labyrinths: Selected Stories and Other Writings.

Robbe-Grillet, Alain

In the Labyrinth.


Bertolucci, Bernardo

The Spider's Strategem. 1970.

Bertolucci's film on Borges' 'Theme of the Traitor and the Hero' from Labyrinths. (Modern word page on this.)


Attali, Jacques

Labyrinth in Culture and Society: Pathways to Wisdom. 1996.

"An attempt to understand coded messages and modern interactive thinking, including the Internet, through the symbol of the labyrinth. In this cultural history, Attali shows that nonlinear searching has always been a part of cultures and may well become more important in the future. Color photos & illustrations."

Fisher, Adrian & Gerster, Georg

The Art of the Maze.

Gutierrez, Donald

The Maze in the Mind and the World: Labyrinths in Modern Literature.

Jaskolski, Helmut

The Labyrinth : Symbol of Fear, Rebirth, and Liberation.

Kern, Hermann

Through the Labyrinth: Designs and Meanings over 5,000 Years.

(English translation of 2nd German edition.) "This is the long-awaited English translation of Kern's monumental treatise on the labyrinth. The text spans 315 pages with over 700 photographs and illustrations. Extensive 16-page bibliography. The most definitive and thoroughly illustrated book on labyrinths to date. Kern's book is currently the ultimate source of historical and interpretive information on labyrinths. None other achieves such a high standard."

Manson, Christopher

The Maze: Solve the World's Most Challenging Puzzle.

* Poundstone, William

Labyrinths of Reason : Paradox, Puzzles, and the Frailty of Knowledge.

Matthews, William Henry

Mazes and Labyrinths: Their History and Development.


Adrian Fisher Maze Design

See also Fisher's Maize Mazes. Andrew Plotkin's review of one of Fisher's maize mazes.

Robert Abbott's Logic Mazes

Caerdroia - the Journal of Mazes and Labyrinths

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