By Sylvia Molloy
Borges's sustained perform of the uncanny supplies upward thrust in his texts to unending tensions among phantasm and that means, and to the competing wishes for fragmentation, dispersal, and balance. Molloy lines the move of Borges's personal writing through many times spanning the bounds of style and slicing around the traditional separations of narrative, lyric and essay, truth and fiction. instead of trying to get to the bottom of the tensions and conflicts, she preserves and develops them, thereby preserving the possibility of those texts to disturb. on the website of those tensions, Molloy locates the play among that means and meaninglessness that happens in Borges's texts. From this vantage element his thoughts of deception, recourse to simulacra, inquisitorial urge to unsettle binarism, and mistrust of the permanent--all that makes Borges Borges--are tested with unequalled ability and acuity.
Elegantly written and translated, Signs of Borges provides a awesome and dynamic view of 1 of the main overseas and compelling writers of this century. it is going to be of serious curiosity to all scholars of twentieth-century literature, fairly to scholars of Latin American literature.
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