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Adolfo Bioy Casares

Borges, Fiction and Art

Editor(s): Karl Posso

Language: English

Genre(s): Modern Languages Literary Criticism

Series: Iberian and Latin American Studies

  • December 2012 · 256pages · 234x156mm

  • ·Hardback - 9780708325377
  • · eBook - epub - 9781783165490
  • · eBook - mobi - 9781783165506
  • · eBook - pdf - 9780708325384

About The Book

Best known as Jorge Luis Borges’s right-hand man, Adolfo Bioy Casares (1914-1999) was, in his own right, an inventive writer of considerable skill. His works, often dismissed summarily as fantastic fiction, are now ripe for reassessment. This volume looks at Bioy’s extensive oeuvre which offers many surprising reflections on the twentieth century’s cultural, social and political transformations, both in Argentina and farther afield. Topics covered include Bioy’s meditations on isolation and logic, and his enduring fascination with the impact of photography on all artistic representation.

Endorsements

"Lifelong friend and literary partner of Jorge Luis Borges, Adolfo Bioy Casares stands undoubtedly among the finest Argentine writers of the Twentieth Century. Fundamental to the development of fantastic genre and science fiction in the Rio de la Plata, his prose has been somehow neglected until recently by audiences outside Latin America. In 'Adolfo Bioy Casares. Borges, Fiction and Art', a group of leading scholars on Latin American Literature examines the full range of Bioy Casares' work through illuminating essays, offering a detailed historical, political and cultural contextualization of one of the finest author's from Argentina." Professor Florencia Garramuno, University of San Andres

Contents

Introduction Rethinking Adolfo Bioy Casares Karl Posso Chapter 1 Adolfo Bioy Casares: A Biographical Sketch John King Chapter 2 Borges’s Appendix: Reflections on Bioy’s Diary Daniel Balderston Chapter 3 Bioy and Borges: From the Third Man to the World of Bustos Domecq Michel Lafon Chapter 4 Every Man is an Island: Bioy’s Fiction Stephen Henighan Chapter 5 1969: Youth and Rebellion in Diario de la guerra del cerdo and Invasion Jordana Blejmar Chapter 6 The Fantastic in Bioy’s Short Stories Jesus Rodero Chapter 7 Bioy, Ocampo and the Photographic Image Fiona J. Mackintosh Chapter 8 To Love in the Infinitive: Time, Image and the Powers of the False in La invencion de Morel Karl Posso

About the Editor(s)

Karl Posso

Karl Posso is a Senior Lecturer in Latin American Cultural Studies at the University of Manchester.

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