Exploring Postmodern Elements in Jorge Luis Borges’ Short Story “The Other Death“


  • Muhammad Ibrahim Khokhar Assistant Professor, Institute of English, Shah Abdul Latif University Khairpur, Sindh, Pakistan
  • Azharuddin Noonari Assistant Professor, Islamia Arts and Commerce College, Sukkur, Sindh, Pakistan
  • Barkat Ali Abro Lecturer, Government Degree College Jacobabad, Sindh, Pakistan




Fiction, Inter-textuality, Jorge Luis Borges, Magical Realism, Metafiction, Postmodernism


The study explores Postmodernism elements in the short story “The Other Death” by one of the renowned postmodern authors Jorge Luis Borges. The researchers have identified the elements of postmodernism in the story to substantiate the claim that the story is a postmodern text. The study is exploratory in nature and involves the use of the qualitative approach. Moreover, the study has been carried out and analyzed under the lens of Postmodernism. For this purpose, the study uses content analysis of the Jorge Luis Borges short story “the Other Death. For the current study, the researchers have invoked the theory of postmodern fiction mentioned in The Cambridge Introduction to Postmodern Fiction by Bran Nicol. This research study has used the interpretative method to analyze the text of "The Other Death". Content analysis has been widely used through the lens of postmodernism of literary texts. The findings of the study have shown that the story carries many postmodern elements but the major elements explored by researchers are: Inter-textuality, Metafiction, and Magical Realism. The short story is intertwined with diverse rich elements to represent diverse meaning for the readers. The text carries literary allusions and the commendatory of the author as well along with the elements of magical realism that makes it a well-knit text for postmodern analysis.





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Khokhar, M. I., Noonari, A., & Abro, B. A. (2024). Exploring Postmodern Elements in Jorge Luis Borges’ Short Story “The Other Death“. Pakistan Languages and Humanities Review, 8(1), 395–405. https://doi.org/10.47205/plhr.2024(8-I)36