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dc.date.accessioned2013-03-12T11:46:23Z
dc.date.available2013-03-12T11:46:23Z
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.date.submitted2009-02-16en_US
dc.identifier.citationHaug, Hallvard. Tlön as hrön. Masteroppgave, University of Oslo, 2009en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10852/26122
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation is a study of Jorge Luis Borges’ (1899-1986) short story “Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius” from the collection Ficciones (1944). Critical commentary on the story frequently invokes it as metafictional, but it has not been studied adequately as such. I have chosen to make three separate, but related analyses of the story, interpreting the findings with the overarching theoretical framework of metafiction, and in its extension, the literary theory of possible worlds. The first analysis is a structural narratological analysis of the narrator of the story and of narrative frames, finding that the regular reading of the narrator as a fictional dramatization of Borges himself is upset due to the complexity of the frames. The second analysis discusses the philosophical system of the fictional planet Tlön and its corresponding allusions to realworld philosophers, finding that the philosophical system describes an ontology of fiction. The final analysis looks at the myriad duplications and mirrorings in the story, positing the duplicating objects called hrönir as a structural metaphor, and analysing two instances of the metafictional device mise en abyme. I show that the myriad duplications is dramatized as a way of perceiving the actual world, and, as a consequence breaching the boundaries between the fictional and real world.eng
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.titleTlön as hrön : metafiction and possible worlds in Jorge Luis Borges' "Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius"en_US
dc.typeMaster thesisen_US
dc.date.updated2009-11-16en_US
dc.creator.authorHaug, Hallvarden_US
dc.subject.nsiVDP::041en_US
dc.identifier.bibliographiccitationinfo:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:ctx&ctx_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:dissertation&rft.au=Haug, Hallvard&rft.title=Tlön as hrön&rft.inst=University of Oslo&rft.date=2009&rft.degree=Masteroppgaveen_US
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:no-23104en_US
dc.type.documentMasteroppgaveen_US
dc.identifier.duo89292en_US
dc.contributor.supervisorJuan Lopez Pelliceren_US
dc.identifier.bibsys093750781en_US
dc.identifier.fulltextFulltext https://www.duo.uio.no/bitstream/handle/10852/26122/1/HallvardxHaugxMasteroppgavexAllmennxLitteraturvitenskapxv2009.pdf


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