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Pavilion of the Limpid Solitude (Pabellón de la Límpida Soledad)

Fishburn and Hughes: No specific record has been found of a Chinese pavilion of this name. In Chinese domestic architecture pavilions were traditional accessories to the main house, whither learned and wealthy Chinese commonly retired to write poetry. In choosing the name, Borges keeps within traditional terminology; the imperial palace in Peking, for example, includes the halls of 'Supreme Harmony', 'Heavenly Purity', 'Earthly Tranquillity', etc. The Garden of Forking Paths