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Description - Professor Borges by Jorge Luis Borges

Borges takes us on a startling, idiosyncratic, fresh, and highly opinionated tour of English literature, weaving together countless cultural traditions of the last three thousand years. Borges's lectures - delivered extempore by a man of extraordinary erudition - bring the canon to remarkably vivid life.Now translated into English for the first time, these lectures are accompanied by extensive and informative notes by the Borges scholars Mart?n Arias and Mart?n Hadis.Writing for Harper's magazine, Edgardo Krebs describes Professor Borges: "A compilation of the twenty-five lectures Borges gave in 1966 at the University of Buenos Aires, where he taught English literature. Starting with the Vikings' kennings and Beowulf and ending with Stevenson and Oscar Wilde, the book traverses a landscape of 'precursors,' cross-cultural borrowings, and genres of expression, all connected by Borges into a vast interpretive web. This is the most surprising and useful of Borges's works to have appeared posthumously."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780811222747
ISBN-10: 0811222748
Format: Paperback / softback
(203mm x 137mm x 23mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publish Date: 14-Oct-2014
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Jorge Luis Borges

Jorge Luis Borges (1890-1982), Argentine poet, critic, and short-story writer, revolutionized modern literature. He was completely blind when appointed the head of Argentina's National Library. Katherine Silver is an award-winning literary translator and the co-director of the Banff International Literary Translation Centre (BILTC). Martin Arias is a writer, journalist, and senior researcher at the National Library's Center for Research in Argentina. Martin Hadis is a professor, writer, and researcher.

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