Professor Borges: A Course on English Literature (Paperback)

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By Jorge Luis Borges, Katherine Silver (Translator), Martin Arias (Editor)
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What if you could take English Literature from one of the best writers in the modern world? Borges, in these brilliant lectures, makes English Literature live. This book is guaranteed to rekindle your passion and deepen your understanding, all the while being entertaining, for English Literature.

— Lyn

What if you could take English Literature from one of the best writers in the modern world? Borges, in these brilliant lectures, makes English Literature live. This book is guaranteed to rekindle your passion and deepen your understanding, all the while being entertaining, for English Literature.

— From Lyn

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Writing forHarper'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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780811222747
ISBN-10: 0811222748
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publication Date: September 9th, 2014
Pages: 306
Language: English
Series: New Directions Books