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Jorge Luis Borges and his predecessors : notes towards a materialist history of linguistic idealism

Author: Malcolm K Read
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, 1993.
Series: North Carolina studies in the Romance languages and literatures, no. 242.
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Read locates both the work of Jorge Luis Borges and Western ideas on language in their historical context. He reviews the theoretically diverse critical approaches to Borges's work, including both those that collude with the texts and others that are hostile to the Argentinian writer, and argues that all are inadequate for understanding Borges. He maintains that the modern subject is now characterized by narcissism  Read more...
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Read, Malcolm K.
Jorge Luis Borges and His Predecessors : Notes Towards a Materialist History of Linguistic Idealism.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2018
Named Person: Jorge Luis Borges; Jorge Luis Borges
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Malcolm K Read
ISBN: 9781469642758 1469642751
OCLC Number: 1029500127
Description: 1 online resource.
Series Title: North Carolina studies in the Romance languages and literatures, no. 242.
Other Titles: Notes towards a materialist history of linguistic idealism
Responsibility: by Malcolm K. Read.

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Read locates both the work of Jorge Luis Borges and Western ideas on language in their historical context. He reviews the theoretically diverse critical approaches to Borges's work, including both those that collude with the texts and others that are hostile to the Argentinian writer, and argues that all are inadequate for understanding Borges. He maintains that the modern subject is now characterized by narcissism associated with philosophical skepticism.

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