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  • Print publication year: 2020
  • Online publication date: January 2020

Chapter 4 - Jorge Luis Borges’s Fictions and the Two World Wars

from Part I - Self, Family, and the Argentine Nation

Summary

The two European Wars provide the context in several canonical fictions including ’Pierre Menard, Author of the Quixote’, ’Tlon, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius’, and ’The Garden of Forking Paths’. ’Pierre Menard’ draws on ’Der Totale Krieg’ by Erich Ludendorff, and Liddell Hart’s ’The History of the World War’ is a conspicuous intertext of ’The Garden of Forking Paths’.

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