The Stories of Emma Zunz. To Shlomith Rimmon-Kenan andMyrna Solotorevsky. In a talk given at the Freudian School of Psychoanalysis in Buenos-Aires. NOMENCLATURE AND THE CASE OF BORGES’ “EMMA ZUNZ” w. Linda S. Maier n the epilogue to El Aleph (), Borges juxtaposes two genres -. Emma Zunz On January 14, , when Emma Zunz returned home from the Nine or ten smudgy lines covered almost the entire piece of paper; Emma read.

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Finally, sex, rape, and violence, absent in the rest of his essays and fiction, are here the main artistic and moral framework for the plot. Evidently, Borges finds the philologic, theoretical, and pantheistic motifs more attractive than the historical circumstances of the Jewish condition. He died in Geneva, Switzerland, in View freely available titles: This statement becomes clear when we understand that the literature of Borges is scholastic and not social or realistic; he is not grounded to the earth but seeks to express a celestial reflection of mundane affairs.

Return to Book Page. About Jorge Luis Borges. Inhe came to international attention when he received the first International Publishers’ Prize Prix Formentor. Contact Contact Us Help.


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In other writings where Borges uses Jewish motifs he creates an esoteric and rigorously intellectual corpus: On those bookshelves he could find the most important works in English eemma To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless. Borges was fluent in several languages.

His work was translated and published widely in the United Emja and in Europe. If you would like to authenticate using a different subscribed institution that supports Shibboleth authentication or have your own login and password to Project MUSE, click ‘Authenticate’.

Emam seems that in the article he jokes about his roots: He was a target of political persecution during the Peron regime, and supported the military juntas that overthrew it. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Statistically speaking, the Jews are very few.

No trivia or quizzes yet. This question was a very sensitive issue in the Thirties and Forties when, as a result of the political situation, an anti-Semitic spirit flourished.


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Negative capability and truth in Borges’s ‘Emma Zunz’.

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Inhis family moved to Switzerland where he attended school and traveled to Spain. Due ekma a hereditary condition, Borges became blind in his late fifties.

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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Raum rated it did not like it Feb uznz, First, unlike his other stories, the protagonist is here a woman; second, she is not in search of a magic stone or a fountain of youth, as are his other characters.

Let’s begin with the question of Borges’ possible membership to the Argentinian Jewish minority.