Borges and the Argentine Avant-Garde

Mccarthy, E. (2020) Borges and the Argentine Avant-Garde. In: Fiddian, R. (ed.) Jorge Luis Borges in Context. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, pp. 92-98. ISBN 9781108635981 (doi:10.1017/9781108635981.013)

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The years spent in Europe fuelled Borges’s desire to introduce avant-garde aesthetics to Argentina, as seen in his role founding the two iterations of the magazine, Proa. In addition to verbal material, visual images were also prominent in the magazine. Anonther key point of reference in the cultural sphere of mid-1920s Buenos Aires was the magazine, ’Martin Fierro’, to which Borges contributed. The spirit of questioning the old and seeking innovation left its mark on Borges as both critic and creative writer.

Item Type:Book Sections
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Mccarthy, Dr Eamon
Authors: Mccarthy, E.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Modern Languages and Cultures > Hispanic Studies
Publisher:Cambridge University Press

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