The Argentinian Jorge Luis Borges was one of the most influential figures to emerge from the great blossoming of South American literature in the twentieth century. As a scholar, poet, critic and writer of fiction he was widely read in English translation. This volume brings together a collection of essays on Borges by leading scholar Jaime Alazraki. Together the essays constitute an introduction to important aspects of Borges' oeuvre, including the influence of the Kabbalah, structure and style in the fiction, Borges' poetry, and Borges' impact on Latin American literature. Students and scholars of contemporary literature will find here in one volume the best of Professor Alazraki's short pieces on this great writer.

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Colleagues remember former Spanish chair, literary critic as humble, intelligent

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Alazraki Jaime

Advertise Donate Read the latest issue Newsletter. Colleagues remember Alazraki, who served as the chair of the department of Spanish and Portuguese at Columbia from to the s, as kind, humble, and intelligent. Alazraki was born in Argentina and studied at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem before coming to Columbia as a doctoral student in He then went on to teach at the University of California, San Diego, Harvard University, and the University of Pennsylvania, before returning to Columbia in to head the then-existing department of Spanish and Portuguese. Alazraki is best known for a series of critical essays on Argentine author Jorge Luis Borges, in which he explored the relationship between Borges and Kabbalah. He has also written numerous books on Latin American literature.


Alazraki, Jaime

Alazraki, Jaime Overview. Publication Timeline. Most widely held works by Jaime Alazraki. Jorge Luis Borges by Jaime Alazraki Book 29 editions published between and in 4 languages and held by 1, WorldCat member libraries worldwide.

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