Synopses & Reviews
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.
"Beatriz Sarlo has a breadth of understanding and a capacity to communicate from one culture to another." Carlos Fuentes
An essential study of Borges as a Latin American writer.
About the Author
is one of Latin America's most influential cultural critics. She is the co-founder of the journal Punto de Vista
, and the author of several books, including Scenes from Postmodern Life
is Professor of Latin American Cultural History at the University of Warwick.
James Dunkerley is Director of the Institute of Latin American Studies, University of London, and an editor of The Journal of Latin American Studies. His previous books include Power in the Isthmus, The Long War, Rebellion in the Veins and Americana.