This study examines Borges' association with the European avant-garde during the late 1910s and early 1920s. It explores the Argentine author's literary origins under the tutelage of the avant-garde, his earliest publications in Spanish journals, and his decisive role in the Ultraist movement, whose ideas shaped his early career and channelled his subsequent literary development. Maier's analysis and interpretation of these early texts document Borges' career as an avant-garde theorist and poet. This book explains the pertinence of Borges' literary apprenticeship to his later works and establishes the basic unity of his writing.
The Author: Linda S. Maier received her B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis and her Ph.D. from the University of Virginia. She has been the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including a Research Fellowship from the Program for Cultural Cooperation Spain-U.S.A. Her publications on twentieth-century Hispanic literature have appeared in professional journals. She is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at the University of Alabama in Huntsville.
Linda S. Maier
Peter Lang Publishing Inc
Date of Publication
American University Studies, Series 2: Romance, Languages & Literature