The Stories of Emma Zunz. To Shlomith Rimmon-Kenan andMyrna Solotorevsky. In a talk given at the Freudian School of Psychoanalysis in Buenos-Aires. NOMENCLATURE AND THE CASE OF BORGES’ “EMMA ZUNZ” w. Linda S. Maier n the epilogue to El Aleph (), Borges juxtaposes two genres -. Emma Zunz On January 14, , when Emma Zunz returned home from the Nine or ten smudgy lines covered almost the entire piece of paper; Emma read.

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Clearly, “Emma Zunz” is an exception and therefore stands as a meritorious field for comparative analysis; as an ager immunitasthe author’s inner feelings, personal appreciation, and rigorous insights may be discovered. Spanish was her native tongue.

Negative capability and truth in Borges’s ‘Emma Zunz’.

View freely available titles: In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: It seems that in the article he jokes about his roots: Let’s begin with the question of Borges’ possible membership to the Argentinian Jewish minority.

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The nights of Alexandria, Babylon, Carthage, Memphis have never succeeded in engendering one single grandfather: This question was a very sensitive issue in the Thirties and Forties when, as a result of the political situation, an anti-Semitic spirit flourished.

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In other writings where Borges uses Jewish motifs he creates an esoteric and rigorously intellectual corpus: Emma Zunz by Jorge Luis Borges. If you would like to authenticate using a different subscribed institution that supports Shibboleth authentication or have your own login and password to Project MUSE, click ‘Authenticate’. He was a target of political persecution during the Peron regime, and supported the military juntas that overthrew it.

What would we think of someone in the year who discovers everywhere descendants of the inhabitants of the San Juan province? Want to Read saving….

His work was translated and published widely in the United States and in Europe. Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. His mother, Leonor Acevedo Haedo, descended from an old Spanish family established in Argentina since the time of the Spanish Conquest: Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves.

Evidently, Borges finds the philologic, theoretical, and pantheistic motifs more attractive than the historical circumstances of the Jewish condition. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.

Inhis family moved to Switzerland where he attended school and traveled to Spain. This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless. First, unlike his other stories, the protagonist is here a woman; second, she is not in search of a magic stone or a fountain of youth, as are his other characters.


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Return to Book Page. Inhe came to international attention when he xunz the first International Publishers’ Prize Prix Formentor. About Jorge Luis Borges.

Negative capability and truth in Borges’s ‘Emma Zunz’.

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Finally, sex, zuzn, and violence, absent in the rest of his essays and fiction, are here the main artistic and moral framework for the plot. She is very much concerned with her own female condition and Weltanshauung. On his return to Argentina inBorges began publishing his poems and essays in Surrealist literary journals. Coetzee said of Borges: Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus. He died in Geneva, Switzerland, in

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