Pasavento. Review of Hispanic Studies, vol. VI, n.º 2 (Summer 2018), pp. 343-367, ISSN: 2255-4505

BORGES AND PIGLIA AS “INTELLECTUAL DYNASTIES” IN THE ESSAYS OF VILA-MATAS

Alfredo Aranda Silva

arandilva@gmail.com


Abstract

The present work expects to highlight the poetic predicament that is subtracted from the reading of the work of Vila-Matas, with special particularity in its essayistic nature, in relation to the multifaceted influences of Borges and Piglia. Both authors concentrate, in effect, the paradigm of Latin American origin more recognizable around the vanishing points of metacritical development, modes of reading and technical-literary gear in Vila-Matas. That is why I appreciate in Borges and Piglia a kind of “intellectual dynasties” in an author who, as in the case of Vila-Matas, is perhaps above all a writer of writers or a writer of literature that tries to create always his own reader as a justification of literary writing.


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Keywords

Borges; Piglia; Vila-Matas; Influences; Latin America

Reception Date

12.01.2017

Definitive Acceptance Date

07.09.2018

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