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Hierarchy

Sarah Kay

in The Chansons de Geste in the Age of Romance: Political Fictions

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151920
eISBN:
9780191672903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151920.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, European Literature

According to French social anthropologist Louis Dumont, hierarchy refers to the ‘principle by which elements of a whole are ranked in relation to the whole’, wherein the whole covers its parts. ... More


Reading, Translating, and Writing about Kafka

Sarah Roger

in Borges and Kafka: Sons and Writers

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780198746157
eISBN:
9780191808791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198746157.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Over the course of his life, Borges read all three of Kafka’s novels, more than half of Kafka’s stories, Kafka’s published fragments, and some of his notebooks. Borges published eighteen translations ... More


Emulating Kafka in Babylon and Babel

Sarah Roger

in Borges and Kafka: Sons and Writers

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780198746157
eISBN:
9780191808791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198746157.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Borges openly emulated Kafka in two short stories. The first of these was ‘La lotería en Babilonia’ (1941), which depicts a mysterious, Kafkaesque lottery to which all of the citizens of Babylon are ... More


Kafkian Fictions

Sarah Roger

in Borges and Kafka: Sons and Writers

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780198746157
eISBN:
9780191808791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198746157.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Kafka’s influence on Borges’s writing is evident in stories that Borges wrote as early as 1936 and as late as 1971. This chapter looks at a range of works—mostly those from Ficciones (1944)—to ... More


The Congress of the World

Sarah Roger

in Borges and Kafka: Sons and Writers

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780198746157
eISBN:
9780191808791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198746157.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

‘El Congreso’ (1971) was the final work in which Borges openly emulated Kafka. The story tells of Alejandro Glencoe’s attempt to assemble a congress whose members represent every individual on earth. ... More


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