Borges and the Kabbalah: And Other Essays on his Fiction and Poetry
The Argentinian Jorge Luis Borges was one of the most influential figures to emerge from the great blossoming of South American literature in the twentieth century. As a scholar, poet, critic and writer of fiction he was widely read in English translation. This volume brings together a collection of essays on Borges by leading scholar Jaime Alazraki. Together the essays constitute an introduction to important aspects of Borges’ oeuvre, including the influence of the Kabbalah, structure and style in the fiction, Borges’ poetry, and Borges’ impact on Latin American literature. Students and scholars of contemporary literature will find here in one volume the best of Professor Alazraki’s short pieces on this great writer.