This book examines the interface between two revolutionary writers of the twentieth century, James Joyce and Jorge Luis Borges. It argues that Borges created himself as a 'precursor' of Joyce and discusses the way in which Borges and Joyce conjured up the ghosts of Homer, Dante, and Shakespeare.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction: Towards Comparative Literature 2. Ulysses in Transit, from Paris to Buenos Aires: The Cross-Cultural Transactions of Larbaud, Borges, and Güiraldes 3. Borges's Reception of Joyce in the Argentine Press 4. James Joyce, Author of 'Funes the Memorious' 5. In Praise of Darkness: Homer, Joyce, Borges 6. Architects of Labyrinths: Dante, Joyce, Borges 7. Joyce's and Borges's Afterlives of Shakespeare 8. Conclusion: The Afterlives of James Joyce in Argentina