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The Narrow Act: Borges' Art of Allusion

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Now reintroduced with the addition of a Paris Review interview with the Argentine author, The Narrow Act was singled out by Borges as "the best, the most intelligent, and most carefully done" of the many books about
Paperback, 240 pages
Published January 1st 1995 by Lumen Books
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Runa
Oct 19, 2014 Runa rated it it was amazing
By far the best piece of literary criticism on Borges I've come across. I was expecting either an uninspiring/uninspired list of literary references, or a vague spiel on allusive language. Instead, Ronald Christ handpicks the most fertile allusions in Borges, analyses them both culturally and in terms of their technique, and then uses them to open up and connect fascinating broader issues about Borges's writing, his world-view and his theories. Good, solid literary criticism.
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