Borges: Influence and References


Wim Coleman & Pat Perrin

From: Greg Carden, carden@simplecom.net

The Jamais Vu Papers by Wim Coleman and Pat Perrin. The best postmodern novel I've read, or at least the most entertaining. With characters that include Tom Robbins, Daniel Dennett, Paul Krassner, Fred Alan Wolf, and Timothy Leary, plus a deconstructionist, a psychologist who realizes he is a fictional character, a sewing-circle/book discussion group of old ladies who read Borges and The Jamais Vu Papers itself, a hyperdimensional Trickster, a South American shaman, and a conspiracy of lucid dream(ed) people -- this one will take your head for quite a ride. The literary equivalent of an M.C. Escher print on peyote. Lots of fun (but alas, out of print).

Selected Works by Coleman & Perrin

The Jamais Vu Papers: Or, Misadventures in the Worlds of Science, Myth, and Magic
by Wim Coleman, Pat Perrin.
Out of Print; Will search


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