The Borges Enigma

The Borges Enigma
6 July 2021, 11.00am - 1.00pm
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Speaker: Cynthia Lucy Stephens, Independent Scholar
Discussant: Evelyn Fishburn, (Honorary Professor, UCL)
Chair: Stephen Hart,
(Professor, UCL)

Borges once stated that he had never created a character: 'It's always me, subtly disguised'. In her book, The Borges Enigma, Cynthia Lucy Stephens demonstrates the ways in which Borges uses events and experiences from his own life as the principal structuring motifs of his work. She shows how these experiences, despite being 'heavily disguised', are crucial components of some of Borges's most canonical short stories, particularly those from the famous collections Ficciones and El Aleph. Exploring the rich tapestry of symmetries, doubles and allusions as well as the roles played by translation and the figure of the creator, Cynthia provides new readings of these stories, revealing their hidden personal, emotional and spiritual dimensions. These insights shed fresh light on Borges's supreme literary craftsmanship and the intimate puzzles of his fictions.

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