Professor Borges: A Course on English Literature

Professor Borges: A Course on English Literature

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In English at last, Borgesa€™s erudite and entertaining lectures on English literature from Beowulf to Oscar Wilde Writing for Harpera€™s Magazine, Edgardo Krebs describes Professor Borges:a€œA compilation of the twenty-five lectures Borges gave in 1966 at the University of Buenos Aires, where he taught English literature. Starting with the Vikingsa€™ kennings and Beowulf and ending with Stevenson and Oscar Wilde, the book traverses a landscape of a€˜precursors, a€™cross-cultural borrowings, and genres of expression, all connected by Borges into a vast interpretive web. This is the most surprising and useful of Borgesa€™s works to have appeared posthumously.a€ 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. Borgesa€™s lectures a€” delivered extempore by a man of extraordinary erudition a€” 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 MartAsn Arias and MartAsn Hadis.CLASS 10 SAMUEL JOHNSON AS SEEN BY BOSWELL. THE ART OF ... It was around this time that Oxford University, from which he had not been able to graduate, decided to make him a doctor, honoris causa. He founded a club, over whichanbsp;...

Title:Professor Borges: A Course on English Literature
Author: Jorge Luis Borges
Publisher:New Directions Publishing - 2013-07-22

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