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Cy-Borges: Memories of the Posthuman in the Work of Jorge Luis Borges (review)

Cy-Borges: Memories of the Posthuman in the Work of Jorge Luis Borges (review) book ReviewS point a way toward greater sociopolitical engagement. if it is indeed true that deconstructive criticism in its first phase focused on linguistic aporias so as to better flee from the burden of history, then Signifying Loss demonstrates eloquently that there is no reason to think of "being-in-language" as an essential antithesis to "being-in-history." indeed, the two are one and the same. Tobias boes University of Notre Dame Cy-Borges: Memories of the Posthuman in the Work of Jorge Luis Borges. edited by Stefan Herbrechter and ivan Callus. Lewisburg, PA: bucknell University Press, 2009. 224 pp. Cloth $55.00. borges is known for his distinctive way of incorporating the authors he read into his own literary creation, a practice that has influenced many. whereas the Argentine ventriloquizes Homer in the short story "The immortal" or invokes Spinoza in an eponymous sonnet, subsequent writers and critics weave borges into the fabric of their own texts: in fiction, witness Ricardo Piglia's masterful Artificial Respiration (1981, trans. 1994), and in theory, Michel Foucault's introduction to The Order of Things (1966, trans. 1970). The book under review here comes to this constellation from the relatively novel register of critical posthumanism. As others before http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Comparative Literature Studies Penn State University Press

Cy-Borges: Memories of the Posthuman in the Work of Jorge Luis Borges (review)

Comparative Literature Studies , Volume 48 (4) – Jan 1, 2011

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book ReviewS point a way toward greater sociopolitical engagement. if it is indeed true that deconstructive criticism in its first phase focused on linguistic aporias so as to better flee from the burden of history, then Signifying Loss demonstrates eloquently that there is no reason to think of "being-in-language" as an essential antithesis to "being-in-history." indeed, the two are one and the same. Tobias boes University of Notre Dame Cy-Borges: Memories of the Posthuman in the Work of Jorge Luis Borges. edited by Stefan Herbrechter and ivan Callus. Lewisburg, PA: bucknell University Press, 2009. 224 pp. Cloth $55.00. borges is known for his distinctive way of incorporating the authors he read into his own literary creation, a practice that has influenced many. whereas the Argentine ventriloquizes Homer in the short story "The immortal" or invokes Spinoza in an eponymous sonnet, subsequent writers and critics weave borges into the fabric of their own texts: in fiction, witness Ricardo Piglia's masterful Artificial Respiration (1981, trans. 1994), and in theory, Michel Foucault's introduction to The Order of Things (1966, trans. 1970). The book under review here comes to this constellation from the relatively novel register of critical posthumanism. As others before

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Comparative Literature StudiesPenn State University Press

Published: Jan 1, 2011

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