Professor Borges a Course On English Literature

Category: Book
By (author): Borges, Jorge Luis
Series: New Directions Books
Publisher: WW Norton
Published: September 2014
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 8.00in x 5.40in x 0.75in
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From The Publisher*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 Martín Arias and Martín Hadis. Writing for magazine, Edgardo Krebs describes : "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."
Biographical NoteMartín Hadis is a professor, writer, and researcher.