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The Masked Writer

Andrew Martin

in The Mask of the Prophet: The Extraordinary Fictions of Jules Verne

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198157984
eISBN:
9780191673252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198157984.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Jules Verne's fiction reads like a résumé of the nineteenth-century archive. This chapter proposes to read Verne's work as if it had been written by Napoleon Bonaparte and Jorge Luis Borges. ... More


Competing with Illustrious Forerunners: Browne, Borges, and Bioy Casares

Gareth Wood

in Javier Marías's Debt to Translation: Sterne, Browne, Nabokov

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199651337
eISBN:
9780191741180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199651337.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter takes on further close reading of Marías's translations, on this occasion another of the substantial projects of his early career, translating Sir Thomas Browne. Initially, the chapter ... More


A Xenoglossary for the Americas

Harris Feinsod

in The Poetry of the Americas: From Good Neighbors to Countercultures

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190682002
eISBN:
9780190682033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190682002.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter advances a “tropological history” of inter-Americanism by showing how foreign words (xenoglossia) became a key poetic device for Wallace Stevens, José Lezama Lima, and Jorge Luis Borges ... More


An Inter-American Episode: Jorge Luis Borges, Waldo Frank, and the Battle for Whitman’s America

Jeffrey Lawrence

in Anxieties of Experience: The Literatures of the Americas from Whitman to Bolaño

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190690205
eISBN:
9780190690236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190690205.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter focuses on a paradigmatic misencounter between an American experiencer and a Latin American reader. Examining an implicit debate about the sources of Walt Whitman’s poetry and vision of ... More


Posthumansm in the Work of Jorge Luis Borges

Stefan Herbrechter and Ivan Callus

in Latin American Cyberculture and Cyberliterature

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310614
eISBN:
9781846313462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846313462.011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter discusses Jorge Luis Borges as a major literary precursor of contemporary posthumanist cyberliterature. It argues that Borges' speculative fictions and other prose writings provide ... More


“A Dialogue…about this Beauty and Truth”: Jorge Luis Borges’s Translation of Virginia Woolf’s Orlando

Rebecca DeWald

in Contradictory Woolf

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780983533955
eISBN:
9781781384930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780983533955.003.0030
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter examines Jorge Luis Borges's 1937 translation of Virginia Woolf's 1928 novel Orlando. Borges's translation of Orlando was very popular in Spanish-speaking countries, but the text has ... More


The Classical Tradition of Cosmopolitan “Spiritual Exercises” in Jorge Luis Borges and Latin American Postnational Literature

Bernat Castany Prado

in Postnational Perspectives on Contemporary Hispanic Literature

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813054940
eISBN:
9780813053356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054940.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Castany Prado’s chapter offers a fuller understanding of Borges’s cosmopolitanism, which has been influential in contemporary Western literature in general, and, more specifically, in postnational ... More


Visions And Re-Visions: (Re)constructing Science Fiction

Robert M. Philmus

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853238997
eISBN:
9781781380864
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238997.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book offers a literary analysis of science fiction writing. It critically examines the works of some of the most prominent writers to have written in the genre — including Evgeny Zamiatin, Karel ... More


Duels and Brawls: Borges and Bolaóo

Chris Andrews

in Roberto Bolaño's Fiction: An Expanding Universe

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168069
eISBN:
9780231537537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168069.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter compares Bolaño’s handling of potential and actual violent conflict with the duels in the work of his key precursor, Jorge Luis Borges. In Bolaño, physical violence is not inevitable; it ... More


The Dream Life of Calderón and Borges

in The Theater of Truth: The Ideology of (Neo)Baroque Aesthetics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804769549
eISBN:
9780804773492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804769549.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

In the middle of the century of novelty, Pedro Calderón de la Barca had a dream, a dream that marked the new space of modernity's relation to the possibilities of its own knowledge. That space is the ... More


Laboratories of Universality: A Genealogy of Solitary Latin American Inventors

Carlos Fonseca Suárez

in Geopolitics, Culture, and the Scientific Imaginary in Latin America

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781683401483
eISBN:
9781683402152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683401483.003.0014
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Carlos Fonseca Suárez read Jorge Luis Borges’s short story “El Aleph” as a reflection upon the limits of technological universalism as well as a reconfiguration of modern cosmopolitanism. Carlos ... More


Borges and Kafka: Sons and Writers

Sarah Roger

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780198746157
eISBN:
9780191808791
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198746157.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This study provides a detailed investigation of Jorge Luis Borges’s development as an author in light of (1) Franz Kafka’s influence on Borges’s writing and (2) Borges’s relationship with his father, ... More


Facts, Fiction, Ficciones: Truth in the Study of Religion

Edith Wyschogrod

in Crossover Queries: Dwelling with Negatives, Embodying Philosophy's Others

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226061
eISBN:
9780823235148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226061.003.0023
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

What is it that we ask for when we ask for truth in the study of religion? The Enlightenment account of time promises a full recovery of events by stationing the observer ... More


Borges on Replication and Concept Formation

Yemima Ben-Menahem

in Stepping in the Same River Twice: Replication in Biological Research

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780300209549
eISBN:
9780300228038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300209549.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines three stories by Jorge Luis Borges: “Funes: His Memory,” “Averroës's Search,” and “Pierre Menard, Author of the Quixote.” Each of these highlights the intricate nature of ... More


The Why? And the How?

Gareth Wood

in Javier Marías's Debt to Translation: Sterne, Browne, Nabokov

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199651337
eISBN:
9780191741180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199651337.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter sets out to answer two questions: why did Marías begin to work as a translator and how does he translate. To answer the first of these, the chapter examines in detail his lecture ‘Desde ... More


The Reader and World Crime Fiction: The (Private) Eye of the Beholder

Stewart King

in Criminal Moves: Modes of Mobility in Crime Fiction

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620580
eISBN:
9781789629590
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620580.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter reflects on the tension between national-focused and more worldly readings of crime fiction. It treats crime fiction as a form of world literature and examines new ways of conceiving ... More


Negative Capability in Dialogic Context

Walter L. Reed

in Keats's Negative Capability: New Origins and Afterlives

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781786941817
eISBN:
9781789623253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941817.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Negative capability, Keats’s paradoxical phrase, was first articulated in personal conversation and has been used since, with increasingly different connotations, upwards of a million times in print. ... More


Sightings of Cervantes and His Knight in the Twentieth Century

Manuel Duran and Fay R. Rogg

in Fighting Windmills: Encounters with Don Quixote

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300110227
eISBN:
9780300134964
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300110227.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter examines the influence of Don Quixote on twentieth-century authors. It considers the works of Miguel de Unamuno, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Graham Greene, Frank Kafka, and Jorge Luis Borges. ... More


Necrophilology

Jacques Lezra

in On the Nature of Marx's Things: Translation as Necrophilology

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780823279425
eISBN:
9780823281527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823279425.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter turns to the problem of equivalence posed in Marx's theory of value. It focuses on the ontological contingency at the core of the concept of general equivalence: that because any object, ... More


Twilight

in The Time of the Crime: Phenomenology, Psychoanalysis, Italian Film

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758024
eISBN:
9780804786775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758024.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter examines the truth of the crime scene in Bernardo Bertolucci's film The Spider's Stratagem. It explains that this film dramatizes and complicates the vicissitudes of the repeating line ... More


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