Professor Borges: A Course on English Literature

Professor Borges: A Course on English Literature

Jorge Luis Borges

In English eventually, Borges’s erudite and interesting lectures on English literature from Beowulf to Oscar Wilde

Writing for Harper’s Magazine, Edgardo Krebs describes Professor Borges:“A compilation of the twenty-five lectures Borges gave in 1966 on the collage of Buenos Aires, the place he taught English literature. beginning with the Vikings’ kennings and Beowulf and finishing with Stevenson and Oscar Wilde, the e-book traverses a panorama of ‘precursors,’cross-cultural borrowings, and genres of expression, all attached via Borges right into a giant interpretive internet. this is often the main impressive and beneficial of Borges’s works to have seemed posthumously.”

Borges takes us on a startling, idiosyncratic, clean, and hugely opinionated journey of English literature, weaving jointly numerous cultural traditions of the final 3 thousand years. Borges’s lectures ― brought extempore through a guy of remarkable erudition ― deliver the canon to remarkably bright existence. Now translated into English for the 1st time, those lectures are followed by way of broad and informative notes through the Borges students Martín Arias and Martín Hadis. 

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