Eternal Noon

  • Alira Ashvo-Muñoz
Part of the Analecta Husserliana book series (ANHU, volume 119)


A literary work is no more or less deceptive than any other cultural construct since knowledge of the real versus the imaginary shifts to the peculiarly literary. In Purgatorio (Tomás Eloy Martínez, Purgatorio, Buenos Aires: Alfaguara, 2008, 191) textual reality is juxtaposed in seemingly inconsequential plays of reality and illusion; temporary liberations of time and place with social and political implications, and imbrications within the spatial-temporal of space-time (Brian Greene, The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time and the Texture of Reality, NY: Alfred A Knopf, 2004) pertaining to one’s own version of being in a boundless universe. These parameters explore provocative and problematic commitments of the logics of consciousness in a life-world vision focusing on a cosmic realm that, for the literary, Jorge Luis Borges classified as eternal noon; an endless time fluctuating between real and imaginary. The text is a meditative enterprise of time and space in human existence. Beliefs about the world and causes of actions are based on perceptions, providing reasons offering objectivity and normativity. When unusual circumstances take place environment is perceived to ground feelings and beliefs. Boundaries of visual and spatial form specific image contents of perceived experiences that create a trompe d’oeil between individual and cosmos.


Tomás Eloy Martínez Brian Greene Spatial-temporal Borges Eternal noon 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of Liberal Arts, Spanish DepartmentTemple UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA

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