Jorge Luis Borges

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Professor Borges

Nonfiction by Jorge Luis Borges

Translated from the Spanish by Katherine Silver

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Nonfiction by Jorge Luis Borges

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Seven Nights

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The lectures are separate literary journeys that we could not take by ourselves. Borges is our Virgil; only he knows the way.

—Alastair Reid

As Carlos Fuentes remarked, without Borges, the modern Latin American novel simply would not exist.

The Nation

A giant of world literature.

—John Updike, The New Yorker

His is the literature of eternity.

—Peter Ackroyd, The London Times

I could live under a table reading Borges.

—Roberto Bolaño

Readers will probably find Professor Borges more enthralling as a document of Borges himself than as a guide to English literature. Borges’s vast erudition is felt everywhere in these pages, and he is at his best when he digresses.

The Rumpus

Borges’ delivery will engross you — he is an excellent storyteller.

New York Daily News

One of the collection’s most interesting aspects is the interaction of these incompatible elements: the obvious pleasure Borges takes in the opportunity to present himself for public consumption, and his reflexive skepticism about the necessary fraudulence of the writer as personality.

The New Yorker

What you glean from seeing Borges’s work as a whole is just how thoroughly he dedicated himself to literature as a medium, and as a tradition. That panoramic passion and erudition has been captured once more, this time in a more informal setting, in Professor Borges

The Globe and Mail

I could live under a table reading Borges.

—Roberto Bolaño

Borges is arguably the great bridge between modernism and post-modernism in world literature.

—David Foster Wallace

I could live under a table reading Borges.

—Roberto Bolaño

The topics covered here will no doubt reverberate for any reader who has spent time in the company of Borges’s writing, because they are his most intimate themes, his personal obsessions.

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