El jardín de los Borges que se bifurcan: The image of the garden in the early work of Jorge Luis and Norah Borges

Mccarthy, E. (2009) El jardín de los Borges que se bifurcan: The image of the garden in the early work of Jorge Luis and Norah Borges. Romance Studies, 27(1), pp. 30-44. (doi:10.1179/174581509X398000)

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Abstract

This paper uses the image of the garden as a tool to explore the complementarity of imagery in the work of the siblings Jorge Luis Borges (1899–1986) and Norah Borges (1901–1998). It extends the largely biographical reading of their complementarity by interrogating the degree to which their work adheres to the light / dark binary pointed to by Emir Rodríguez Monegal.

The image of the garden is traced throughout the early work of both siblings. Alongside the biographical details of their childhood, the wider use of the image is considered in order to demonstrate the inefficacy of a limited approach to the works of either of the Borges siblings.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Mccarthy, Dr Eamon
Authors: Mccarthy, E.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Modern Languages and Cultures > Hispanic Studies
Journal Name:Romance Studies
Publisher:Maney Publishing
ISSN:0263-9904
ISSN (Online):1745-8153

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