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character in Borges story, also known as Alt

Fishburn and Hughes: "A fictional name, referring perhaps to the novelist Roberto Arlt who grew up in the rough working-class and compadrito areas west of Buenos Aires, such as Villa Luro, in which so many of the short stories in Doctor Brodie's Report are set. Roberto Arlt is mentioned in the preface." (64)

Borges Index: 
El indigno, El informe de Brodie, OC, 1032.