A Companion to Jorge Luis Borges (Monografías A) by Steven Boldy

By Steven Boldy

Jorge Luis Borges is without doubt one of the key writers of the 20 th century within the context of either Hispanic and international literature. This Companion has been designed for prepared readers of Borges whether or not they procedure him in English or Spanish, inside of or outdoors a college context. It takes his tales and essays of the 40's and fifties, specially Ficciones and El Aleph, to be his most important works, and organizes its fabric as a result. approximately thirds of the booklet analyzes the tales of this era textual content through textual content. The early sections map Borges's highbrow trajectoryup to the fifties in a few element, and as much as his loss of life extra in short. they target to supply an account of the context with a purpose to enable the reader greatest entry to the that means and value of his workand current a biographical narrative constructed opposed to the Argentine literary international within which Borges used to be a key participant, the Argentine highbrow culture in its old context, and the Argentineand international politics to which his works reply in additional or much less noticeable ways.

STEVEN BOLDY is Reader in Latin American Literature on the collage of Cambridge.

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