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Salammbô

Index: Prólogo, Luna de enfrente, OC,Obras completas. Buenos Aires: Emecé, 1974. 55. Flaubert y su destino ejemplar, Discusión, OC,Obras completas. Buenos Aires: Emecé, 1974. 265. Enno Littmann, Los traductores de las 1001 Noches, Historia de la eternidad, OC,Obras completas. Buenos Aires: Emecé, 1974. 412. Pierre Menard, autor del Quijote, El jardín de senderos que se bifurcan, Ficciones, OC,Obras completas. Buenos Aires: Emecé, 1974. 448. A Poet's Creed, CV,This Craft of Verse. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2000. 112. Marcel Schwob: La cruzada de los niños,P,Prólogos. Buenos Aires: Torres Agüero, 1975. 141. Marcel Schwob: La cruzada de los niños,PB,Páginas de Jorge Luis Borges. Buenos Aires: Celtia, 1982. 186. Portugal, TR3,Textos recobrados 1956-1986. Buenos Aires: Emecé, 2004. 57. 25 agosto, 1983, VA,Veinticinco Agosto 1983 y otros cuentos. Madrid: Ediciones Siruela, 1983. 15.
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Flaubert novel about ancient Carthage, 1862

Fishburn and Hughes: A novel by Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880), published in 1862, which reconstructs the life and culture of Carthage at the time of the Punic wars. Rich in action and 'local colour', it probably originated during Flaubert's visit to Tunis in 1850. It is the story of the love of Hamilcar's daughter, the priestess Salammbô, for Mathô, a leader of the rebel mercenaries. After Mathô's defeat and execution, Salammbô dies of grief. The allusion to Salammbô should be considered in the light of Borges's comment that, no matter how rich Carthaginian literature may have been, it could never have included a novel like Flaubert's, for 'every writing belongs to its own time' (second prologue to Luna de enfrente, O.P.). Pierre Menard's rewriting of Quixote as a 'document' of Nîmes in the twentieth century reflects that view by way of parody. Pierre Menard, Author of the Quixote