The Secret of Borges: A Psychoanalytic Inquiry into His Work
- Publish Date: 1998-10-22
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Julio Woscoboinik;Dora Carlisky Pozzi
The Secret of Borges approaches the complex, labyrinthine writings of Jorge Luis Borges from a Freudian perspective. The author searches for connections between the works of Borges by analyzing his writing and gathering information on his life from various sources, including in-depth interviews with those who worked as assistants for the blind writer. This analysis examines in minute detail the writer's style and literary and rhetorical resources, following Borges's path as he evolved from his 'narcissistic solipsism' to the establishment of Oedipal links. The author explores the track of fantasy associations, the treatment of feminine characters in Borges's short stories, the dreams and nightmares constantly retrieved and reiterated through his work, memory, and the challenges of self identification, and the Borgean view of the problem of time.