Borges and Dante: Echoes of a Literary Friendship by Humberto Núñez-FaracoBorges and Dante: Echoes of a Literary Friendship by Humberto Núñez-Faraco

Borges and Dante: Echoes of a Literary Friendship

byHumberto Núñez-Faraco

Paperback | October 10, 2006

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This study examines three main aspects of Jorge Luis Borges’s reading of Dante Alighieri, namely, poetic language, ethics and love. It attempts to reveal the ways in which Borges’s interests in these issues manifested themselves in his appropriation of Dante and gained prominence within his work as a whole, paying particular attention to the years c.1920-c.1960. By developing each aspect in a comparative sequence the work illustrates the way in which these issues developed in Borges’s work and, at the same time, provides a general perspective from which the reader can gauge their significance in Dante’s thought. By establishing Borges as an ethical writer this book ventures into new and potentially controversial territory. However, even in the better-explored areas of poetic language and love, it presents new aspects of Borges’s conception of literary activity and of his treatment of the erotic theme.
The Author: Humberto Núñez-Faraco was awarded his Ph.D. by the University of London in 2001. He has a background in music and philosophy and is currently a lecturer in Spanish American literature at University College London.
Title:Borges and Dante: Echoes of a Literary FriendshipFormat:PaperbackDimensions:8.66 × 5.91 × 0.68 inPublished:October 10, 2006Publisher:Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3039105116

ISBN - 13:9783039105113


Table of Contents

Contents: The Notion of Poetic Language in Dante – Borges on Poetic Language – Ethics and Related Topics in Dante – Literature and Ethics in Borges – The Centrality of Love in Dante’s Thought – Love, Sex and Hell in Borges’s Work.

Editorial Reviews

«Borges and Dante: Echoes of a Literary Friendship es un estudio comparado exhaustivo y fantásticamente estructurado de algunos de los puntos en común de ambos autores que tanto el estudiante avanzado como el académico encontraran de gran utilidad.» (Gorka Bilbao-Terreros, Bulletin of Hispanic Studies)