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Out of context : historical reference and the representation of reality in Borges

Author: Daniel Balderston
Publisher: Durham [N.C.] : Duke University Press, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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By providing the historical context for some of the writer's best-loved and least understood works, this study gives us a new sense of Borges' place within the context of contemporary literature.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Balderston, Daniel, 1952-
Out of context.
Durham [N.C.] : Duke University Press, 1993
(OCoLC)623317065
Named Person: Jorge Luis Borges; Jorge Luis Borges; Jorge Luis Borges
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Balderston
ISBN: 0822313162 9780822313168 0822312891 9780822312895
OCLC Number: 26361385
Description: 216 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction: History, Politics, and Literature in Borges --
2. Menard and His Contemporaries: The Arms and Letters Debate --
3. The "Labyrinth of Trenches without Any Plan" in "El jardin de senderos que se bifurcan" --
4. Prague, March 1939: Recovering the Historicity of "El milagro secreto" --
5. Cryptogram and Scripture: Losing Count in "La escritura del dios" --
6. Going Native: Beyond Civilization and Savagery in "Historia del guerrero y de la cautiva" --
7. On the Threshold of Otherness: British India in "El hombre en el umbral" --
8. Behind Closed Doors: The Guayaquil Meeting and the Silences of History --
9. Conclusion.
Responsibility: Daniel Balderston.

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