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Place and Displacement in the Narrative Worlds of Jorge Luis Borges and Julio Cortázar

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Nataly Tcherepashenets

Place and Displacement in the Narrative Worlds of Jorge Luis Borges and Julio Cortázar engages the notions of place and displacement as heuristic devices for literary analysis of Borges’s and Cortázar’s narratives. It maps out these authors’ visions of place and displacement in some of their most famous texts; locates the ‘place’ of Borges’s texts within Cortázar’s fictional universe; and delineates new routes in communication between different literary traditions, and philosophical and anthropological discourses. This book also suggests that the challenge of a strict opposition between place and displacement in Borges’s and Cortázar’s works is both representative and emblematic of a continuum of Latin American literature.
The Author: Nataly Tcherepashenets is Assistant Professor of Spanish and Area Coordinator of Foreign Languages at the Empire State College, State University of New York. She received her Ph.D. in Hispanic languages and literature from the University of California, Los Angeles. She is the author of numerous articles on topics of Latin American, Peninsular, and comparative literature, as well as translation studies.