Finding criticism about Borges' short stories: Home
Search for literary criticism about Borges' short stories
- The Secret Miracle OR El milagro secreto
in the literature databases listed below. Enter your search as shown below, with Borges on the first line and the name of the story on the second line. Note that you should include the original title and the English translation for The Secret Miracle, linking the two titles with a capitalized OR.
Search OneSearch to find literary criticism about Borges' short stories.
Enter your search as shown below.. Note that you should change the first drop-down box from Any field to Subject, as highlighted below. Then enter jorge luis borges criticism on the first line, and short stories OR short fiction on the second line, with the OR in capital letters.
If you want to broaden your search and retrieve more items, leave the second line blank.You will retrieve items that may focus on thematic aspects of Borges' work, and will include discussion of his longer fiction as well as his short stories.
Remember that you can look in the Index at the end of an academic book to find the pages that discuss a particular short story. A story may be discussed over a few pages, but might not be mentioned in the name of a chapter in the table of contents at the front of the book.
Literature Criticism Online
Search Literature Criticism Online to find literary criticism about Borges' short stories. Enter your search as in the example below.
Put Borges on the first line and change the dropdown to Person-By or About, then put short stories OR short fiction on the second line, and change the dropdown to Keyword.
You could also enter the name of the short story you're writing about on the second line, and change the dropdown to Name of Work. The search above will uncover some useful resources that you might miss if you focus only on the title of the short story you're writing about.
This source offers another way to find criticism on Borges' short stories. Here's how to use it:
- Click the link above to go to Gale Literature.
- Under the search box, click the link to go to the Advanced Search.
- In the third search box, next to the dropdown that says Person-By or About, enter Borges, and then choose his full name from the list that appears.Then click Search.
- Near the top of the page, where it says "Showing results for", click Biographies.
- Among the results, look for entries that say "From: Short Story Criticism". Example:
Click into the entry, and then look on the left side of the screen to find Titles Discussed.
Click the arrow to open the list and look for El Zahir or El Milagro Secreto.Click the page links to go to the entries.