Unthinking Thinking: Jorges Luis Borges, Mathematics, and the New Physics (Hardback)

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Unthinking Thinking
Hardback
Purdue University Press
06/01/1991
320pp
English
6.00" x 9.00"
1557530114
9781557530110
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Book Description

This authoritative study explores the scientific and mathematical cultural milieu that patterns much of the Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges's narrative design. Although criticism of Borges's fiction and essays has long emphasized philosophical traditions, Merrell expands the context of this interrogation of traditions by revealing how early twentieth-century and contemporary mathematics and physics also participated in a similar exploration

About the Author(s):

Floyd Merrell is a professor of Spanish at Purdue University.  He is the author of five books and numerous articles on semiotics, literary theory, and Hispanic literature.