Martín Arias

Martín Arias

Martín Arias

Martín Arias is a writer, journalist, and senior researcher at the National Library’s Center for Research in Argentina (CIBINA). He edited The Lost Notebooks of Ricardo Güiraldes and Borges, Director of the National Library. He has contributed to the newspaper Pagina 12 and is the author of a book of stories, Vida en la duna (Life in the Dune).

cover image of the book Professor Borges

Professor Borges

Writing for Harper’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.”

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.

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