Borges: Influence and References

Mempo Giardinelli

From Emily Mann,

Borges influence is also very recurrent in the novels of Mempo Giardinelli. One, in particular, Luna caliente is an Argentinian existential character's conflict and struggle with a 13-yr old girl who embodies the modern Mephistopheles of Dr. Faust's story. The doom and curse that the main character, Ramiro, feels evokes a Catoblepas from Borges which the author then ties into the Faust metaphor. You should read the story, it is quite unsettling.

Additional Information

Giardinelli Page -- The Giardinelli entry at the Literatura Argentina Contemporánea site.

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