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The Resource Borges, Buddhism and world literature : a morphology of renunciation tales, Dominique Jullien

Borges, Buddhism and world literature : a morphology of renunciation tales, Dominique Jullien

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Borges, Buddhism and world literature : a morphology of renunciation tales
Title
Borges, Buddhism and world literature
Title remainder
a morphology of renunciation tales
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Dominique Jullien
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eng
Summary
This book follows the renunciation story in Borges and beyond, arguing for its centrality as a Borgesian compositional trope and as a Borgesian prism for reading a global constellation of texts. The renunciation story at the heart of Buddhism, that of a king who leaves his palace to become an ascetic, fascinated Borges because of its cross-cultural adaptability and metamorphic nature, and because it resonated so powerfully across philosophy, politics and aesthetics. From the story and its many variants, Borges's essays formulated a 'morphological' conception of literature (borrowing the idea from Goethe), whereby a potentially infinite number of stories were generated by transformation of a finite number of 'archetypes'. The king-and-ascetic encounter also tells a powerful political story, setting up a confrontation between power and authority; Borges's own political predicament is explored against the rich background of truth-telling renouncers. In its poetic variant, the renunciation archetype morphs into stories about art and artists, with renunciation a key requirement of the creative process: the discussion weaves in and out of Borges to highlight modern writers' debt to asceticism. Ultimately, the enigmatic appeal of the renunciation story aligns it with the open-endedness of modern parables
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Jullien, Dominique
Dewey number
868.6209
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ7797.B635
LC item number
J85 2019
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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Literatures of the Americas
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  • Comparative literature
  • Literature
  • Identity (Philosophical concept) in literature
  • Literature: history & criticism
  • Literary studies: from c 1900
  • Literary studies: post-colonial literature
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • Comparative literature
  • Identity (Philosophical concept) in literature
  • Literature
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Borges, Buddhism and world literature : a morphology of renunciation tales, Dominique Jullien
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A Borgesian morphology: renunciation, morphology, and world literature -- A lesson for the king: renunciation and politics -- From ascetic to poet: poetic renunciation -- Modernity's enigmatic parables of renunciation -- Conclusion: renunciation stories and wandering kings
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9783030047177
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Borges, Buddhism and world literature : a morphology of renunciation tales, Dominique Jullien
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unknown
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
A Borgesian morphology: renunciation, morphology, and world literature -- A lesson for the king: renunciation and politics -- From ascetic to poet: poetic renunciation -- Modernity's enigmatic parables of renunciation -- Conclusion: renunciation stories and wandering kings
Control code
1081038167
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unknown
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1 online resource
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9783030047177
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
com.springer.onix.9783030047177
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not applicable
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Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)1081038167

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