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Jorge Luis Borges in Context

Jorge Luis Borges in Context

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Robin Fiddian, Edwin Williamson, Gustavo San Román, Efrain Kristal, Annick Louis, Ben Bollig, Sandra Contreras, Sarah Roger, Eleni Kefala, Eamon Mccarthy, Humberto Nuñez-Faraco, Ana C. Cara, Mariela Blanco, Phil Swanson, Niall Geraghty, Roberto González Echevarría, Patricia Novillo-Corvalán, Marina Martin, Jason Wilson, Xon de Ros, Lucas Adur, Corinna Deppner, Evelyn Fishburn, Shaahin Pishbin, Dominic Moran, Alfredo Alonso Estenoz, Fernando Galván, Phillip Rothwell, Robert Gordon
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  • Publication planned for: February 2020
  • availability: Not yet published - available from February 2020
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781108470445

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  • Jose Luis Borges (1899–1986) is Argentina's most celebrated author. This volume brings together for the first time the numerous contexts in which he lived and worked; from the history of the Borges family and that of modern Argentina, through two world wars, to events including the Cuban Revolution, military dictatorship, and the Falklands War. Borges' distinctive responses to the Western tradition, Cervantes and Shakespeare, Kafka, and the European avant garde are explored, along with his appraisals of Sarmiento, gauchesque literature and other strands of the Argentine cultural tradition. Borges' polemical stance on Catholic Intelgralism in early twentieth-century Argentina is accounted for, whilst chapters on Buddhism, Judaism and landmarks of Persian literature illustrate Borges's engagement with the East. Finally, his legacy is visible in the literatures of the Americas, in European countries such as Italy and Portugal, and in the novels of J. M. Coetzee, representing the Global South.

    • Delivers a comprehensive yet accessible guide to the multiple contexts in which we understand the life and work of Jorge Luis Borges (1899–1986)
    • Presents introductory essays on relevant topics, written by leading scholars from around the globe
    • Supported by a chronology of Borges' life and a guide to further reading
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    • Publication planned for: February 2020
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781108470445
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 mm
    • contains: 2 b/w illus.
    • availability: Not yet published - available from February 2020
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction. Borges in context, context in Borges Robin Fiddian
    Part I. Self, Family and the Argentine Nation:
    1. Borges and the question of Argentine identity Edwin Williamson
    2. Borges and the Banda Oriental Gustavo San Román
    3. Borges in person: family, love, and sex Edwin Williamson
    4. Jorge Luis Borges's fictions and the two world wars Efrain Kristal
    5. Dictatorship and writing (1976–83) Annick Louis
    6. The public author and democracy (1984–86) Annick Louis
    7. Borges and Las Islas Malvinas Ben Bollig
    8. Borges and Sarmiento Sandra Contreras
    9. Borges and the Gauchesque Sarah Roger
    10. Twenties' Buenos Aires Eleni Kefala
    11. Borges and the Argentine Avant-Garde Eamon Mccarthy
    12. The Argentine writer and tradition Humberto Nuñez-Faraco
    13. Borges, tangos, and milongas Ana C. Cara
    14. Borges and Bioy Casares Mariela Blanco
    15. Borges and popular culture Phil Swanson
    16. Argentine responses: César Aira and Ricardo Piglia Niall Geraghty
    Part II. The Western Canon, The East, Contexts of Reception:
    17. Borges and Cervantes Roberto González Echevarría
    18. Borges's Shakespeare Patricia Novillo-Corvalán
    19. The dialectics of idealism Marina Martin
    20. The English Romantics and Borges Jason Wilson
    21. The early avant garde in Spain Xon de Ros
    22. Borges and James Joyce: makers of labyrinths Patricia Novillo-Corvalán
    23. Borges and Kafka Sarah Roger
    24. Borges and the Bible Lucas Adur
    25. Borges and Judaism Corinna Deppner
    26. Borges and Buddhism Evelyn Fishburn
    27. Borges and Persian literature Shaahin Pishbin
    28. Borges and the 'Boom' Dominic Moran
    29. Argentina and Cuba: the politics of reception Alfredo Alonso Estenoz
    30. Borges and Coetzee Fernando Galván
    31. Borges in Portugal Phillip Rothwell
    32. Borges and Italy Robert Gordon.

  • Editor

    Robin Fiddian, University of Oxford
    Robin Fiddian is Emeritus Fellow at Wadham College, University of Oxford and the author of eight books and over fifty articles. The majority of his publications are on topics in Spanish American literature, including the novels of Fernando del Paso (2000) and the short fictions of Gabriel García Márquez (2007). His most recent book is Postcolonial Borges: Argument and Artistry (2017).

    Contributors

    Robin Fiddian, Edwin Williamson, Gustavo San Román, Efrain Kristal, Annick Louis, Ben Bollig, Sandra Contreras, Sarah Roger, Eleni Kefala, Eamon Mccarthy, Humberto Nuñez-Faraco, Ana C. Cara, Mariela Blanco, Phil Swanson, Niall Geraghty, Roberto González Echevarría, Patricia Novillo-Corvalán, Marina Martin, Jason Wilson, Xon de Ros, Lucas Adur, Corinna Deppner, Evelyn Fishburn, Shaahin Pishbin, Dominic Moran, Alfredo Alonso Estenoz, Fernando Galván, Phillip Rothwell, Robert Gordon

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