Borges and Kafka : Sons and Writers, Hardback Book


Sarah Roger investigates Jorge Luis Borges's development as an author in light of Franz Kafka's influence, and in consideration of Borges's relationship with his father, Jorge Guillermo Borges (Borges pere, a failed author).

Borges believed that much of Kafka's writing derived from his personal experiences, particularly his relationship with his father.

This book looks at how reading Kafka helped Borges mediate and make productive use of his own relationship with his father, and it offers a thorough analysis of Borges pere's writing, which is supplemented by an appendix that reprints Borges pere's poetry for the first time.

Borges and Kafka also provides extensive analysis of Kafka's presence in Borges's critical writing, his translations, and the stories that he modelled on Kafka.

Particular attention is paid to the concepts that Borges identified as Kafka's obsessions: subordination, infinity, and hierarchical relationships, which Borges referred to as the 'patria pot


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 196 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Literary studies: from c 1900 -
  • ISBN: 9780198746157


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