The Cambridge Companion to Jorge Luis Borges (Cambridge Companions to Literature)

The Cambridge Companion to Jorge Luis Borges (Cambridge Companions to Literature)

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Edwin Williamson
Cambridge University Press, 12/5/2013
EAN 9780521141376, ISBN10: 0521141370

Paperback, 268 pages, 22.8 x 15.2 x 1.3 cm
Language: English

Jorge Luis Borges (1899–1986) was one of the great writers of the twentieth century and the most influential author in the Spanish language of modern times. He had a seminal influence on Latin American literature and a lasting impact on literary fiction in many other languages. However, Borges has been accessible in English only through a number of anthologies drawn mainly from his work of the 1940s and 1950s. The primary aim of this Companion is to provide a more comprehensive account of Borges's oeuvre and the evolution of his writing. It offers critical assessments by leading scholars of the poetry of his youth and the later poetry and fiction, as well as of the 'canonical' volumes of the middle years. Other chapters focus on key themes and interests, and on his influence in literary theory and translation studies.

Introduction Edwin Williamson
1. Philosophy and fiction Clive Griffin
2. Mathematics and science in a literary mode Floyd Merrell
3. Borges and theory Michael Wood
4. Borges on translation Suzanne Jill Levine
5. Jewish, Christian and Gnostic themes Evelyn Fishburn
6. Islamic themes Luce López-Baralt
7. Borges and popular culture Philip Swanson
8. Postcolonial Borges Robin Fiddian
9. Fictions Daniel Balderston
10. The Aleph Roberto González Echevarría
11. The Maker Alfred MacAdam
12. Brodie's report Arturo Echavarría
13. The Book of Sand and Shakespeare's memory Efraín Kristal
14. The early poetry (1923–9) Rafael Olea Franco
15. The late poetry (1960–85) Jason Wilson
16. Borges in context
the autobiographical dimension Edwin Williamson
Further reading.