Teacher Guide

Jorge Borges: Short Stories Lesson Plan

Relationship to Other Books

Borges creates a self-referential universe of books he borrows from and continually references within Ficciones. Notable examples include:

  • The works of Leibniz, particularly the Monadology
  • The works of Schopenhauer, Spinoza, and Berkeley, among other philosophers
  • The poetry of Quevedo
  • Cervantes's Don Quixote
  • Paul Valéry

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