O Entrelugar em Borges: fragmentos de uma poética

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Universidade Federal de Goiás


This study, presented as an essay, starts from the indeterminacy of meaning as a critical assumption in an attempt to seize possible fragments of a poetics in the work of Jorge Luis Borges. Thus, its outcome is not the definition of the poet and his creation, but a possible critical reading. The study connects specific fragments of Borges work with different support texts, critical and philosophical ones, by Joseph Hillis Miller, Antoine Compagnon, Jacques Derrida, Paul de Man, Gilles Deleuze. This contact enables the perception of the author s dissatisfaction before a couple of binary or polar oppositions (metaphysical paradigms inheritance), and consequent imposition of order favoring one of the words: literature/criticism, reading/writing, poetic/antipoetic, self/ one another, totality/suggestion. Such dissatisfaction is expressed in the borgesian creation through a metaphor which I call in-between. Its fundamental characteristic is the refutation of discourses that present themselves as having a fixed and unshakable truth through a reversion of the hierarchy which establishes them. Borges is, therefore, understood here as an inquirer who employs the language, testing its limits and strength. The inquiring feature assigned to his texts, his inflection, is reflected in this essay. Starting from a quotation from El Aleph and from the fissured reading of such fragment, always highlighting the partiality of the study accomplished here, this essay presents the defense that Borges lies in an in-between when discussing fundamental questions like authorship, text, authenticity and self.



OLIVEIRA, Gustavo Ponciano Cunha de. The in-between in Broges: fragments of a poetics. 2011. 133 f. Dissertação (Mestrado em Lingüística, Letras e Artes) - Universidade Federal de Goiás, Goiânia, 2011.