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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’
- ‘I have to wonder whether he's some Borgesian fantasist.’
- ‘The volume of his work is quite large, but I will mention a few that have distinct Borgesian overtones.’
- ‘In typical Borgesian style, the search for truth in this short story is always a futile effort.’
- ‘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.’
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