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Latinoamérica. Revista de estudios Latinoamericanos

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HERNANDEZ ESCOBAR, María Cristina. Between Babylonia and Paris: the domesticated chance from Borges to Cortázar. Latinoamérica [online]. 2010, n.50, pp. 9-20. ISSN 1665-8574.

On Borges' fiction, whole life is organized according the rules of a collective passion: risk. Furthermore the topics of chance and fate, the author brings in a third one: chaos in society or, more exactly, the construction of a new cosmos recombining the ruins of the precedent one. Draw after draw, a totalitary system where liberum arbitrium is banned has being constructed. Lottery weaves an unending, closed net. On Cortázar's story, chance and liberum arbitrium crisscross each other tracing axes that will be the privileged paths for a game -this time an individual and non-profit game-, that pursuives the disruption of "the stupid chains of daily life causality". All begins into the Paris metro system.

Palabras llave : Borges; Cortázar; Chance; Probability; Strategy; Game.

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