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What Borges Learned from Whitman: The Open Road and Its Forking Paths

Author: Joseph J Benevento

  • What Borges Learned from Whitman: The Open Road and Its Forking Paths

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    What Borges Learned from Whitman: The Open Road and Its Forking Paths

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Abstract

Explores Borges' oblique yet vital relation to Whitman by examining how his emphasis on Whitman's "experiment largely focused on a composite persona and an active, participating reader" manifests itself in Borges' fiction, especially by way of his modulation of Whiman's trope of the open road in works like "The Garden of Forking Paths."

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Benevento, J. J., (1985) “What Borges Learned from Whitman: The Open Road and Its Forking Paths”, Walt Whitman Quarterly Review 2(4), 21-30. doi: https://doi.org/10.13008/2153-3695.1089

Rights: Copyright © 1985 Joseph J Benevento

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01 Apr 1985
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