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Jorge Luis Borges “Elementos de preceptiva” proofs

 Collection — Box: BW-1, Folder: 2
Identifier: MS-0956

Scope and Contents

Early proofs for Jorge Luis Borges’ essay “Elementos de preceptiva,” which was first published in Sur Year III, No. 7, April 1933 and later reprinted in several collections of Borges’ work. In the essay, Borges analyzes four passages in verse, including a close reading of a line from Paradise Lost, “El estudio de la venganza, el odio inmortal,” and a stanza from e.e. cummings. In the section in which he examines cummings, the proofs contain Borges’ handwritten notes that insert two lines that do not appear in the final published version of the essay: “beso, que es un acto, después de jaula y de collar, que son casas.”


  • Creation: 1933

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Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright.


0.167 Items (1 folder)

Language of Materials

Spanish; Castilian

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from James Cummins in August 2023.

Processing Information

This collection was processed in January 2024 by Jenelle Clark.

Guide to the Jorge Luis Borges “Elementos de preceptiva” proofs
Jenelle Clark
January 2024
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