Borges and the Politics of Form

Borges and the Politics of Form

by Jose Eduardo Gonzalez


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Jorge Luis Borges-one of the most important Latin American writers-has also attained considerable international stature, and his work is commonly cited in a wide array of scholarship on contemporary fiction. Partly as a consequence of Borges' international identity, and partly because of a long-standing view in Borges criticism that his writing is principally concerned with abstract ideas, critics have been reluctant to address the question of politics in his writing
Filling this critical gap, Gonzalez begins by rejecting the proposition that Borges withdraws from the "real," and provides a detailed analysis of the various political issues that Borges takes up in his essays and short stories. The author places particular emphasis on the turbulent questions that shaped Argentine social history during the period of Borges' output.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781138001732
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 12/24/2014
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Jose Eduardo Gonzalez (Author)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Introduction 3

In Search of a Different Modernism 11

Thinking as Pleasure: Borges and the Culture Industry 57

Between Krazy Kat and Battleship Potemkin 97

La peinture de la pensée 143

The Other Face of Modernity: Borges as an Antifascist 169

Works Cited 201

Index 209

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