Definition of Borgesian in US English:

Borgesian

adjective

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

Pronunciation

Borgesian

/ˌbôrˈhāsēən//ˌbɔrˈheɪsiən/