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Saturday, November 29, 2014

Killing Borges

(ilustración de Pacheco / El País)
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¡Maten a Borges! Kill Borges! it sounds strange, isn't it? It's about the need for the Argentinian writers to go further, not to remain trapped in the Borgesian canon. This cri de guerre seemingly belongs to Witold Gombrowicz, the Polish author that spent some years in Argentine and knew a thing or two about the way the literary life was evolving in that part of the world.

Gombrowicz returned to Europe in 1963 and the Argentinian literature went further with or without killing Borges. Here is a column from El País about today's literary status there:




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