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).

Professor Borges

by Jorge Luis Borges

Translated from the Spanish by Katherine Silver

Edited by Martín Arias Martín Hadis

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.…
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