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  • adj. Of, pertaining to, or characteristic of Jorge Luis Borges or his writings.


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  • A quantum spirit prevailed, dubbed "Borgesian" in homage to the Argentine master.

    Later On

  • "Oliver has aspects of a Borgesian fantasist," Miller once noted.

    Oliver Sacks: The visionary who can't recognise faces

  • The Borgesian frame provided by the translator's introduction and an appendix relating the history of the lost books contributes an additional tongue-in-cheek element that completes the novel's masquerade as a feat of "scholarship."

    Experimental Fiction

  • Yes, he's been quiet about that, but if one goes back to his Tulane days and has access to the library books he checked out during his tenure there one would find evidence that, in fact, Newt was a closet Borgesian.

    Mark Axelrod: "Spanish Is a Language of the Ghetto"; or, Newt y Yo

  • She persuaded Ionesco and Sartre to pose amid tottering piles of books, like characters trapped in a Borgesian library.

    Portraits of the artists

  • As the rehearsal began, Mr. Braxton smiled and gamely tried to summarize an aesthetic that, like a Borgesian aleph, seems to contain everything.

    A Jazztronaut, Exploring the Spaces in Music

  • Through clever editing of vintage footage featuring the real Hitchcock and use of actors to portray him, the film instigates a cultural inquiry, conflating Borgesian fantasy, the Cold War and the diabolical wit of the portly auteur.

    Pregnant Causes

  • How people read & how they publish is a wholly new Borgesian beast in the 21st century, and I think this is cause to celebrate.

    Travis Nichols: The Poetry Feminaissance

  • He was apparently one of Borges 'cronies (Borges wrote a brief foreword in this book), and a real devotee of both medieval romance and the Borgesian meta-encyclopedic view of the world.


  • Yes, it's very Borgesian, but it's Borges via Lopez, and that's a heavenly match to me.

    Decade: Some Books


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