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- DescriptionThe centrality of Jorge Luis Borges to the contemporary aesthetic imagination has been widely recognized. In this book devoted to that topic, Edna Aizenberg brings together specially commissioned and translated essays from a variety of disciplines to provide an assessment of Borges's influence.
- Author BiographyEdna Aizenberg is Professor Emeritus of Hispanic Studies at Marymount Manhattan College in New York, where she chaired the Department of Spanish. She began her academic career at the Universidad Central de Venezuela in Caracas, and was a founder of the U.C.V s School of Modern Languages. A world-renowned scholar of Borges, her book The Aleph Weaver, initiated the study of the Shoah, politics and reality in Borges s work. Its Spanish translation, El tejedor del Aleph: biblia, kabala y judaismo en Borges won the Fernando Jeno Prize. She published a second, expanded edition Borges, el tejedor del Aleph y otros ensayos in 1997, the essay collection, Borges and His Successors (University of Missouri Press), and Books and Bombs in Buenos Aires: Borges, Gerchunoff and Argentine-Jewish Literature. Her book, At the Edge of the Holocaust: The Shoah in Latin American Literature and Culture is forthcoming.
- PublisherUniversity of Missouri Press
- Date of Publication31/05/1990
- SubjectLiterary Criticism
- Place of PublicationMissouri
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Missouri Press
- Content NoteIllustrations
- Weight680 g
- Width210 mm
- Height140 mm
- Spine33 mm
- Edited byEdna Aizenberg
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