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dc.contributor.authorPereira, Margarida Estevespor
dc.description.abstractThis article takes a confrontational look on the narratives of Italo Clavino and A. S. Byatt vis-à-vis the labyrinthine work of Jorge Luis Borges. The aim of this confrontational analysis is to bring to the surface a very borgesian narrative feature which is also shared by the authors here discussed: the universal and primal importance of storytelling, and of language, as an essential part of human life, of our lives. In the process we focus on the story “The Garden of Forking Paths” as the ultimate example of the importance of the order of the discourse (to use Foucault’s terminology), and depart from that to analyse other stories both by Byatt (The Biographer’s Tale, [2000]) and by Calvino (If on a Winter’s Night a Traveller…, [1979]), which are centred on discussions about storytelling. Sharing the view professed by John Barth in 1980 that the best of postmodern literature is a “literature of replenishment”, the article views the approach to narrative shared by these writers as a fundamentally postmodern one.por
dc.description.sponsorshipFundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT)por
dc.publisherUniversidade do Minho. Centro de Estudos Humanísticos (CEHUM)por
dc.subjectJ. L. Brogespor
dc.subjectA. S. Byattpor
dc.subjectItalo Calvinopor
dc.title"O jardim dos caminhos que se bifurcam" ou, a narrativa infinita de Borges, Calvino e Byattpor
oaire.citationIssue17 - 3por
oaire.citationConferencePlaceBraga, Portugalpor
oaire.citationTitleDiacrítica. Ciências da literaturapor
dc.subject.fosHumanidades::Línguas e Literaturaspor
dc.subject.fosHumanidades::Línguas e Literaturaspor
dc.subject.fosHumanidades::Línguas e Literaturaspor
sdum.journalDiacrítica. Ciências da literaturapor
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