El Sur by Jorge Luis BorgesIntertextualidad:
* Martín Fierro, de José Hernández.
* Las mil y una noches, anónimo.
* Pablo y Virginia, de Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre.
* Faverón Patriau afirma que este cuento está estrechamente ligado al relato Ser polvo de Santiago Dabove, con el cual comparte varios elementos (protagonista recibe tratamiento médico y llega al borde de la muerte, luego viaja al campo y se reencuentra con la tierra en una secuencia que probablemente constituye un sueño o un delirio). Borges era amigo de Dabove y conocía el cuento (lo incluyó en la Antología de la literatura fantástica), por lo que podría haberle servido de inspiración para El Sur.
* Rosato y Álvarez afirman que el nombre del protagonista, José Dahlmann, probablemente proviene del estudioso del budismo Joseph Dahlmann. Borges consultó muchos libros sobre budismo en la Biblioteca Nacional de Buenos Aires en preparación para el ensayo ¿Qué es el budismo?.
El Sur - Jorge Luis Borges
Tuesday, April 26, El Sur. El Sur. Jorge Luis Borges. The man who landed in Buenos Aires in bore the name of Johannes Dahlmann and he was a minister in the Evangelical Church. In , one of his grandchlidren, Juan Dahlmann, was secretary of a municipal library on Calle Cordoba, and he considered himself profoundly Argentinian.
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A proud Argentinian man, Juan Dahlmann, works as the secretary of a library. His paternal grandfather had been a minister, while his maternal grandfather had died at the hands of an Indian while fighting for Buenos Aires. Years of working at his job caused a boredom that drove him to identify with the nationalism and romantic death of his maternal grandfather. Juan Dahlmann owned what remained of a pretty ranch in the south of Argentina, and he looked forward to one day living there. But in February of , something happened to him.
His best-known books, Ficciones Fictions and El Aleph The Aleph , published in the s, are compilations of short stories interconnected by common themes, including dreams, labyrinths, philosophy, libraries, mirrors, fictional writers, and mythology. The family travelled widely in Europe, including Spain. On his return to Argentina in , Borges began publishing his poems and essays in surrealist literary journals. He also worked as a librarian and public lecturer. He became completely blind by the age of
Sur was a literary magazine published in Buenos Aires between and Sur was first published in ,   with the assistance of a multidisciplinary team of collaborators. Many of the earliest editions of Sur carry the colophon of Ortega's Revista de Occidente. Notable contributors and sometime editors include Jorge Luis Borges , H. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.