The grounds for comparison of this superb study on Borges and Kafka are incontrovertible. As Sarah Roger's usefully annotated bibliography makes clear, Jorge Luis Borges wrote sixty-five pieces that mention or discuss Kafka, beginning in 1935 and ending in 1995 (131–48). Her first appendix lists all of the stories by Kafka that Borges “mentioned by name, reviewed or translated” (149). In her multiply sectioned bibliography, there are two sections of Borges's translations of Kafka: the first lists eleven translations of Kafka attributed to Borges alone; the second lists seven translations of Kafka attributed to Borges in collaboration with others, usually Adolfo Bioy Casares. She has also done her homework in the secondary literature concerning criticism that focuses specifically on Borges and Kafka. Here she lists thirty-four essays (two of which are hers), seven dissertations, and three books. A more general section on secondary sources lists interpretations of Kafka, general studies...

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