Rethinking Philosophy with Borges, Zambrano, Paz, and Plato

Author: Hugo Moreno

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1793639299

Category: Philosophical literature

Page: 248

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In Rethinking Philosophy with Borges, Zambrano, Paz, and Plato, Hugo Moreno argues that in Ficciones, Claros del bosque, and El mono gramático, Jorge Luis Borges, María Zambrano, and Octavio Paz practice a literary way of philosophizing--a way of seeking and communicating knowledge of reality that takes up analogical procedures. They deploy analogy as an indispensable and irreplaceable heuristic tool and literary device to convey their insight and perplexities on the nature of existence. Borges' ironic approach involves reading and writing philosophy as fiction. Zambrano's poetic reason is a mode of writing and thinking based on an imaginative sort of recollection that is ultimately a visionary's poetizing technique. Paz's poetic thinking relies on analogy to correlate and harmonize an array of worldviews, ideas, and discourses. In the appendix, Moreno shows that Plato's Republic is a forerunner of this way of philosophizing in literature. Moreno suggests that in the Republic, Plato reconciles philosophy and poetry and creates a rational prose poetry that fuses argumentation and narration, dialectical and analogical reasoning, and abstract concepts and poetic images.

Borges's Poe

Author: Emron Esplin

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 0820349054

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 238

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Esplin argues that Borges, through a sustained and complex literary relationship with Poe's works, served as the primary catalyst that changed Poe's image throughout Spanish America from a poet-prophet to a timeless fiction writer.

A Study Guide for Jorge Luis Borges's "Borges and I"

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1410341852

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 24

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A Study Guide for Jorge Luis Borges's "Borges and I," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Poetry for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Poetry for Students for all of your research needs.

Jorge Luis Borges

Author: Jorge Luis Borges

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781578060757

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 254

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Borges expresses his contempt for Peron and assesses the tumultuous politics of Argentina. He speaks also of the imagination as a type of dreaming, about issues of collaboration and translation, about philosophy, and about time.

Encyclopedia of Literary Translation Into English: A-L

Author: O. Classe,[Anonymus AC02468681]

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781884964367

Category: Reference

Page: 1714

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Includes articles about translations of the works of specific authors and also more general topics pertaining to literary translation.

True Lies

Author: Samuel Amago

Publisher: Bucknell University Press

ISBN: 9780838756614

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 215

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Rosa Montero : metafiction, literary cannibalism, and the construction of personal identity -- Mapping the storied self : consciousness and cartography in the fiction of Juan Jose Millas -- Narrative schizophrenia and the anxiety of influence in the novels of Nuria Amat -- Indeterminacy for indeterminacy's sake : textual narcissism and the fiction of Javier Marías -- Narrative truth and historical truth in Javier Cercas's Soldados de Salamina -- Carlos Caneque turns metafiction against Itself

Three Versions of Judas

Author: Richard G. Walsh

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134940610

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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Judas Iscariot, known for his betrayal of Jesus, is a key figure in the Gospel narratives. As an insider become outsider, Judas demarcates Christian boundaries of good and evil. 'Three Versions of Judas' examines the role of Judas in Christian myth-making. The book draws on Jorge Luis Borges' "Three Versions of Judas" to present three Judases in the Gospels: a Judas necessary to the divine plan; a Judas who is a determined outsider, denying himself for God's glory; and a Judas who is demonic. Exploring the findings of biblical criticism and artistic responses to Judas, 'Three Versions of Judas' offers an analysis of the evil necessarily inherent in Christian narratives about Judas.

A Study Guide for Jorge Luis Borges's "The Aleph"

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1410339521

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 24

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A Study Guide for Jorge Luis Borges's "The Aleph," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Short Stories for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Short Stories for Students for all of your research needs.

A Life in Letters, 1914-1982

Author: Gershom Scholem

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674006423

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 547

View: 5454


Inscribing a life that epitomized the intellectual ferment and political drama of an era, this selection of letters gives readers an intimate view of one of the leading lights of Israel during its founding and formative years. 6 halftones.