Jorge Luis Borges

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Argentinian writer remembered for his short stories (1899-1986)

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I wonder if this points to one of the directions post (but not past) Borgesian fiction might take: a writing that proposes both dialogue and play, not of characters in search of an author, but of writers in a struggle with the legacy of their precursors.
For example in the conclusion, when Adso states: "what I have written on these pages, which you will now read, unknown reader" (501) and, above all, when Adso, recognizing his own life mirrored in various pages that he is leafing through in the Borgesian library that will soon burn, realizes that those books are telling him: "De te fabula narratur" (241).
The novel tells the story of a journalist named Jean-Luc Terradillos, who is working on a biography of a legendary, elusive and, yes, somewhat Borgesian novelist named Alejandro Bevilacqua, who died some 30 years earlier.
1) This Borgesian splicing of virtual and actual demonstrates the fantastical possibilities--and tremendous manipulative power--of the splice and the image overlay.
So perfect, in fact, that the question of whether that game exists in the phenomenal world or only in an alternative, Borgesian one makes very little difference.
In this view, Sterne is in effect absorbed into an Irish tradition by the practices of subsequent writers, in an example of the Borgesian process whereby 'each writer creates his own precursors'.
And there's no reason to think that still other elements cannot imitate other elements, or even all the elements imitate all the other elements--an utterly Borgesian mess.
A cure for this schizoid estrangement imbued with Borgesian irony is somehow recommended in the Postscript, where we are solicited to get a keener sense out of Costello's standing before unknown judges, trying to explain herself in a language that does not seem to be English any more: "is it a condition of existence in this place that all speak a common tongue, Esperanto for example, and are the sounds that issue from her own lips not, as she deludedly believes, English words but Esperanto words [.
The sunny Iberian peninsula, for instance, yields stories in identifiably "Latin" modes: Valter Hugo Maes "dona malva and senhor jose ferreiro" features a magical-realist ghost, and Julian Rios's "Revelation on the Boulevard of Crime" bears a clearly Borgesian stamp.
The story ends with a very Borgesian moment when Bauer realizes that the Codex Cardona is probably lost forever ("like Hemingway's big fish torn apart by the sharks") and that all that remains of it is the book he himself has written (170).
Mason has] created an ingeniously Borgesian novel that's witty, playful, moving and tirelessly inventive.
In the same post-modernist, Borgesian, Pynchonite, late Rothian vein, Leviant concludes his narrative by offering up alternative endings: a "real" one "as authorized by the publisher and published by the author" followed by a "true" one as "approved by the novel's hero, Ayzik Klass himself in a post-hum[or]ous letter.
Kopcewicz relentlessly trains us to think about literature as a Borgesian garden of endlessly forking paths, a multicursal, organic labyrinth, with endless interconnected routes, proliferating entries, twists, cross-roads as well as unexpected openings.
Pavic shapes the world of his stories and novels as a Borgesian synthesis of personal experiences and multifaceted historical, literary, and philosophical experiences.
On the first point, simply note that there is no more idle text than this, with its refusal to offer complete sentences, its principled flaneur's resistance to linear or extended thought, its marvellous Borgesian textual circuity, where terms seem forever bending back upon other terms, resisting mastery and completion.