Borges And His Fiction

Borges And His Fiction

by Gene H. Bell-Villada


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An introduction to the life and works of this Argentinian master-writer.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780292708785
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 02/01/2000
Series: Texas Pan American Series
Edition description: REV
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 960,367
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.73(d)

About the Author

The author of several works of criticism and fiction, Gene H. Bell-Villada is Professor and Chair of Romance Languages at Williams College in Massachusetts.

Table of Contents

  • Preface to the Revised Edition
  • Preface to the 1981 Edition
  • Acknowledgments
  • Note on Page References
  • Chronology
  • Part I. Borges's Worlds
    • 1. Buenos Aires and Beyond
    • 2. A Sort of Life, a Special Mind
    • 3. What Borges Did for Prose Fiction
  • Part II. Borges's Fictions
    • 4. The Apprentice Fiction Maker
    • 5. Ficciones I: Doubles, Dreamers, and Detectives
    • 6. Ficciones II: The World within a Book
    • 7. El Aleph I: Doubles and Puzzles
    • 8. El Aleph II: Tales of Action and Violence
    • 9. El Aleph III: The Visionary Experience
  • Part III. Borges's Place in Literature
    • 10. Dreamtigers and Later Works: A Tentative Summation
    • 11. Literature and Politics North and South
    • 12. Borges as Argentine Author: And Other Self-Evident (If Often Ignored) Truths Abbreviations
  • Notes
  • Selected Bibliography
  • Index

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