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Dante, precursor de Borges

Nunez-Faraco, HR; (2015) Dante, precursor de Borges. Neophilologus , 99 (3) pp. 419-432. 10.1007/s11061-014-9409-1. Green open access

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Abstract

This article examines Jorge Luis Borges’s reading of Dante Alighieri and the imprint thereof on his own literary production. Despite the fact that Borges (1899–1986) assigned his reading of The Divine Comedy to a rather late period in his life, this study argues that he was acquainted with the work of the Italian poet (or at least part of it) at a much earlier date – as can be perceived in the poem ‘Llamarada’, published in 1920. It also shows that Borges’s intention in dealing with Dante was not in itself parodical. On the contrary, it reveals his concern about the human condition and the ways in which literature can manifest man’s being in the world.

Type: Article
Title: Dante, precursor de Borges
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1007/s11061-014-9409-1
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11061-014-9409-1
Language: Spanish
Additional information: Copyright © The Author(s) 2014. This article is published with open access at Springerlink.com This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits any use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author(s) and the source are credited.
Keywords: Borges, Dante, Literary influence, Parody, Determinism, Free will
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Arts and Humanities
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > SELCS
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1443551
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