Jorge Luis Borges-one of the most important Latin American writers-has also attained considerable international stature, and his work is commonly cited in a wide array of scholarship on contemporary fiction. Partly as a consequence of Borges' international identity, and partly because of a long-standing view in Borges criticism that his writing is principally concerned with abstract ideas, critics have been reluctant to address the question of politics in his writing
Filling this critical gap, Gonzalez begins by rejecting the proposition that Borges withdraws from the "real," and provides a detailed analysis of the various political issues that Borges takes up in his essays and short stories. The author places particular emphasis on the turbulent questions that shaped Argentine social history during the period of Borges' output.
Table of Contents
Introduction, In Search of a Different Modemism, Thinking as Pleasure: Borges and the Culture Industry, Between Krazy Kat and Battleship Potemkin, La peinture de la pensée The Other Face of Modemity: Borges as an Antifascist, Works Cited
Jose Eduardo Gonzalez (Author)