Skip to content

Due to scheduled maintenance, online ordering will not be available on this site from 10:00 until 22:00 GMT on Saturday 16th December. We apologise for the inconvenience.

Cart

Your Cart

×

You have 0 items in your cart.

Register Sign in Wishlist
Borges' Classics

Borges' Classics
Global Encounters with the Graeco-Roman Past

c.£64.99

Part of Classics after Antiquity

  • Publication planned for: April 2018
  • availability: Not yet published - available from April 2018
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781108418409

c.£ 64.99
Hardback

Pre-order Add to wishlist

Looking for an inspection copy?

This title is not currently available on inspection

Description
Product filter button
Description
Contents
Resources
Courses
About the Authors
  • In Borges' Classics, Laura Jansen reads the oeuvre of the Argentine author Jorge Luis Borges as a radically globalized model for reimagining our relationship with the classical past. This major study reveals how Borges constructs a new 'physics of reading' the classics, which privileges a paradoxical vision of the canon as universal yet centreless, and eschews fixed ideas about the cultural history of the West. Borges' unique approach transforms classical antiquity into a simultaneously familiar and remote world, whose legacy is both urgent and unstable. In the process, Borges repositions the classical tradition at the intersection of the traditional Western canon and modernist literature of the peripheral West. Jansen's study traces Borges' encounters with the classics through appeal to themes central to Borges' thought, such as history and fiction, memory and forgetfulness, the data of the senses, and the vectors that connect cultures and countries.

    • Uses the work of Borges to propose a new model for thinking about our relationship with the classical past
    • Argues for the key role of the classics in Borges' poetics
    • Traces the impact of Borges' global classicism from the perspective of three key post-modern successors
    Read more

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity

    ×

    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?

    ×

    Product details

    • Publication planned for: April 2018
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781108418409
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 mm
    • contains: 1 b/w illus.
    • availability: Not yet published - available from April 2018
  • Table of Contents

    1. Borges' classical revisions
    2. The flow of Heraclitus
    3. The idea of Homer
    4. Virgil's Touch
    5. Antiquity in the poetic cosmos
    6. Interlude – Borges and global classics
    7. Successors of Borges' classicism.

  • Author

    Laura Jansen, University of Bristol
    Laura Jansen is Lecturer in Latin Language and Literature at the University of Bristol. Her publications include The Roman Paratext: Texts, Frames, Readers (edited; Cambridge, 2014), articles on paratextuality in classical literature and essays on the theory and methods of classical reception.

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account

Cancel

Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email lecturers@cambridge.org

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.

Cancel

Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

×
Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.
×