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Bor·ges

 (bôr′hĕs), Jorge Luis 1899-1986.
Argentinian writer particularly known for his short fictions, such as "Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius" (1940) and "The Lottery in Babylon" (1941), which have a metaphysical, fantastic quality.

Bor·ges′i·an (-hā′sē-ən, -hĕs′ē-) adj.

Borgesian

(ˌbɔːˈhɛsɪən)
adj
1. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) of Jorge Luis Borges or his works
2. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) reminiscent of elements of Borges' stories and essays, esp labyrinths, mirrors, reality, identity, the nature of time, and infinity
Translations
borgésien
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Crumey adds to this a Borgesian concept of the total or infinite library, in which all of these stories reside, and in which each text has been produced by a single printing machine.
As the poet makes his way toward the land of Borges, then under the rule of Juan Peron, Neruda becomes increasingly Borgesian.
There is a kind of Borgesian absurdity to the space for numbers in the colonial imagination that has not entirely ended especially when we think of their previous work on ectropy, meant as the increased organization of information (figure 5).
Jay Twomey and Richard Walsh, Introduction: Borgesian Bibles and Scholars.
The critic views Perez's novel as exemplary for its employment of a Borgesian notion of the act of writing as an activity which may enable "la superviviencia personal en condiciones de urgencia" (210), which may be used as a way to connect the writer to other human beings, and which, ultimately, may sketch the "rostro secreto" (213) of the author which is imperceptible except by means of the artistic creation.
Bello's dictionary is Borgesian in both its randomness and its inconsistencies with regards to the very idea of a definition.
Wikipedia was propelled instead by the notion that articles should pile up quickly, in the hope that one Borgesian day the collection would have covered everything in the world.
I have a Borgesian streak and I like the idea of insinuating fiction into reality as if it stood on equal footing with the rest.
There's a sailor and storyteller who has spent most of his life studying ancient seaways and the stories that animate them; a human rights lawyer in Palestine for whom walking has become an act of resistance; and a man named Miguel Angel Blanco who has created an Borgesian archive of his many pilgrimages--hundreds of wooden boxes each containing a record of his journey and the objects and artifacts collected along the way.
Mixing a modernist sense of history with Borgesian invention (though, like Leibniz and Newton coming to calculus, KiA may have arrived at his style independently), KiA fashioned a distinct polyglot literature, one that presented original responses to the dual terrors of Soviet communism and Nazi fascism.
It is Borgesian in tone - that is, it's mostly cool and cerebral - and in its obsessions.
He conflates the Borgesian with the Rabelaisian; for his metaphysical adventures tend to take a more demotic form than the Mandarin master.