There Is No Borges by Gerhard Kopf

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This is an epic mystery, based on the life of the Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges. The narrator isGerman professor on a quest to explore the thoughts of such literary figures such as cervantes and Conrad.

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Kopf is Professor of Comparative Literature at the University of Duisberg in Germany.
Published January 1, 1993 by George Braziller. 196 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Kopf's narrator is a German professor and a self-styled Lusitanist (after the Lusitania ), one for whom kitsch is a ``religion,'' who is ``proud of being doomed.'' We meet him aboard a plane, where a fellow passenger, an Argentinian, argues that the writer Borges is an invention, ``just stories, ...

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Besides wondering whether Cervantes was the author of Shakespeare's plays, and Shakespeare the author of "Don Quixote," the narrator posits Don Quixote as the author of Cervantes.

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