Jorge Luis Borges

Jorge Luis Borges:A Writer on the Edge

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An essential study of Borges as a Latin American writer

Jorge Luis Borges is generally acknowledged to be one of the twentieth century’s most significant writers. Yet in all the critical debates on his work, the fact that he is Argentinian is rarely discussed, as if his international reputation had somehow cleansed him of nationality. In this brilliant introduction to his work, Sarlo challenges these “universalist” readings, arguing that they leave aside vital aspects of Borges’ writing, including his powerful vision of Argentina’s past and its traditions, which placed both the writer and his country at the intersection of European and Latin American culture.

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  • Beatriz Sarlo has a breadth of understanding and a capacity to communicate from one culture to another.

    Carlos Fuentes