Professor Borges (Paperback)

A Course on English Literature (New Directions Books)

By Jorge Luis Borges, Katherine Silver (Translator), Martin Arias (Editor)

New Directions Publishing Corporation, 9780811222747, 306pp.

Publication Date: September 9, 2014

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Description


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.