By Jorge J. E. Gracia
A provocative exam of the inventive interpretation of twelve of Borges’s most renowned stories.
In this groundbreaking e-book, Jorge J. E. Gracia explores the creative interpretation of fiction from a philosophical point of view. targeting the paintings of Jorge Luis Borges, essentially the most celebrated literary figures of Latin the US, Gracia deals unique interpretations of twelve of Borges’s most famed tales approximately id and reminiscence, freedom and future, and religion and divinity. He additionally examines twenty-four creative interpretations of those stories—two for each—by modern Argentinean and Cuban artists resembling Carlos Estévez, León Ferrari, Mirta Kupferminc, Nicolás Menza, and Estela Pereda. This philosophical exploration of ways artists have interpreted literature contributes to either aesthetics and hermeneutics, makes new inroads into the knowledge of Borges’s paintings, and introduces readers to 2 of the main vivid creative currents this present day. colour photographs of the works of art mentioned are included.
“Painting Borges is a really good conceived paintings on a subject that's provocative and tough … This literary research is very obtainable to literature and paintings fans of all walks of life.” — Hispania
“Jorge Gracia’s publication, Painting Borges, is a slightly curious item, springing from an audacious highbrow problem … the result is a wealthy and shiny piece of writing and questioning.” — Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews
“…an enticing, thought-provoking treatise at the inventive interpretation of fiction from a philosophical point of view, a research that conjoins aesthetics and hermeneutics … a e-book for all in each season … hugely recommended.” — CHOICE
“From Michel Foucault to Arthur Danto, using Borges to research paintings isn’t new, yet Painting Borges is going a step additional: it seems at Borges as an suggestion to painters whereas additionally examining hermeneutically the best way he himself checked out issues via his blind eyes. i discovered Jorge J. E. Gracia’s quantity provocative, attractive, and exhaustive in its approach.” — Ilan Stavans, Lewis-Sebring Professor in Latin American and Latino tradition, Amherst College
Jorge J. E. Gracia is SUNY distinct Professor and Samuel P. Capen Chair in Philosophy and Comparative Literature on the collage at Buffalo, kingdom college of latest York. His many books comprise Images of suggestion: Philosophical Interpretations of Carlos Estévez’s Art and Identity, reminiscence, and Diaspora: Voices of Cuban-American Artists, Writers, and Philosophers, either additionally released through SUNY Press.