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Transnational Modernist Encounters: Joyce, Borges, Bolaño and the Aesthetics of Expansion and Compression.

Novillo-Corvalan, Patricia (2013) Transnational Modernist Encounters: Joyce, Borges, Bolaño and the Aesthetics of Expansion and Compression. Modern Language Review, 108 (2). pp. 341-367. ISSN 0026-7937. (doi:10.5699/modelangrevi.108.2.0341) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

This article examines the literary relationship between Joyce, Borges, and Bolaño. After discussing Borges's and Bolaño's formative years as writers, during which both openly and self-consciously endorse a Joycean aesthetic, it argues that, as Borges and Bolaño gradually shift from the youthful tone of their early writings to the fictional canonicity of their later prose, their attitudes towards Joyce develop accordingly. Borges showcases his aesthetic of brevity as the antithetical response to Joyce's epic legacy. Bolaño adopts Joyce's accretive method of composition, resulting in the creation of his two multi-plotted and multi-voiced gargantuan masterpieces, Los detectives salvajes (1998) and 2666 (2004).

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.5699/modelangrevi.108.2.0341
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN80 Criticism
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN441 Literary History
P Language and Literature > PQ Romance Literature > PQ6001 Spanish Literature
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages
Depositing User: Fiona Symes (previously Godfrey)
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2014 13:55 UTC
Last Modified: 03 Oct 2019 13:39 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/41894 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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