Definition of Borgesian in English:


Pronunciation /ˈbɔːɡiːzɪən//ˈbɔːxɛsɪən/


  • Characteristic of the Argentinian writer Jorge Luis Borges or his works, especially with reference to fantasy or magic realism.

    ‘this authorial playfulness lends Borgesian overtones to his work’
    • ‘The volume of his work is quite large, but I will mention a few that have distinct Borgesian overtones.’
    • ‘I have to wonder whether he's some Borgesian fantasist.’
    • ‘While his own writing style remains highly readable, he takes obvious delight in occult details and Borgesian tricks.’
    • ‘He grafts stories of a Borgesian imaginativeness onto a real backdrop.’
    • ‘In typical Borgesian style, the search for truth in this short story is always a futile effort.’