2014
DOI: 10.17265/2159-5836/2014.05.002
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Robin McAllister

Abstract: Close reading and inter-textual analysis of Borges' essays, fiction, and poetry suggest a poetics of visible unrealities, a fiction that calls attention to its own artifice. Borges's poetics of reading and dreaming require another poetics of the work as a text that calls attention to its own artifice. In reading Borges' fiction, the separate roles and identities of reader, writer, and work of fiction merge and exchange roles, powers, and identities and are transformed into a single act of dreaming, which assu…

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