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Published: 01 January 2019

256 Pages

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9781786941503

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Borges, Desire, and Sex

Ariel de la Fuente

Liverpool University Press

Liverpool Latin American Studies LUP

  • A study that reveals for the first time the relationship between Borges's sexual biography, his erotic readings, and the writing of his literature
  • The first book to investigate Borges's erotic library and to reveal him as a reader of erotica
  • This is a truly interdisciplinary study at the intersection of history with Latin American, European, and Eastern literatures, poetry, philosophy, and sexuality
  • Argued with clarity, Borges, Desire, and Sex offers an unexpected perspective on the literature and figure of one of the most sophisticated writers of the Twentieth-Century
  • This book argues for the first time that sexual impotence, an emotionally overwhelming condition, significantly influenced Jorge Luis Borges's literary experience