Borges, Jorge Juis.
The Aleph and Other Stories 1933-1969
. New York: E.P. Dutton, 1978.
“The Captive” written by the Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges can be found in this collection of his stories. A copy of this story will also be on file in the Y.N.H.T.I. office. See synopsis included in unit.
Howes, Barbara, ed.
Eye of the Heart
. New York: Bobbs-Merrill Company, Inc., 1973.
“Macario” written by the Mexican writer Juan Rulfo and “Paseo” written by the Chilean writer Jose Donoso can be found in this collection of Latin American short stories. A copy of each of these stories will also be on file in the Y.N.H.T.I. office. See synopsis of “Macario” included in unit. The narrator of “Paseo” is reflecting back on his childhood of how the insignificant intrusion of a little white dog changed the life of his unmarried aunt. This story could be used for individual character analysis or perhaps an abstract interpretation of how outside forces can break apart a family.
Monegal, E.R. and A.T. Reid, ed.
Borges: A Reader
. New York: E.P. Dutton, 1981.
“The South” written by the Argentine Jorge Lins Borges can be found in this book. This story contains many possibilities for movement and motivation for choreography. From the family history, to the scene of the accident, to the hospital, to the train trip returning to a childhood home to convalesce and especially the final scene in the general story when the main character, Juan Dahlmann finds himself in a life threatening situation. This story could be explored from the aspect that Dahlmann actually dies in the hospital and the final scene is a dream. A copy of this story is also on file in Y.N.H.T.I. office.