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Postcolonial Borges : argument and artistry

Author: Robin W Fiddian
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Postcolonial Borges is the first systematic account of geo-political and postcolonial themes in a range of writings by Borges, from the poetry and essays of the 1920s, through the prose and poetry of the middle years (the 40s, 50s, and 60s), to the stories of El informe de Brodie and the poems of La cifra and other later collections. Robin Fiddian analyses the development of a postcolonial sensibility in works such  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Jorge Luis Borges; Jorge Luis Borges; Jorge Luis Borges
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robin W Fiddian
ISBN: 9780198794714 0198794711
OCLC Number: 974846737
Description: x, 222 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction: Borges, Latin America, and postcolonial discourse --
Setting the political and cultural agenda : selected "writings of the 1920s and 1930s from Inquisitions to Discussion --
Giving voice(s) to Argentina : from 'The language of the Argentines' to 'Pierre Menard, author of the Quixote' --
'Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius' : reflections on/of coloniality --
Self, family, nation : writing postcolonial Argentina in 'Theme of the traitor and the hero' and other texts --
Consolidating the postcolonial Agenda : culture and politics in selected writings of the 1950s and 1960s --
Europe in the dock : an intertextual reading of 'Brodie's Report' --
Borges the post-orientalist : selected writings of the 1970s and 1980s --
Conclusion: 'Borges, politics, and the postcolonial'.
Responsibility: Robin Fiddian.

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Postcolonial Borges is the first systematic account of geo-political and postcolonial themes in the writings of Borges, from the poetry and essays of the 1920s to his later works and collections.  Read more...

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