Martín Hadis

Martín Hadis is a professor, writer and researcher. He holds a Masters in Media Technology from the MIT Media Lab and a Masters in Anthropology from the University of North Texas; he learned Old English and Old Norse at Harvard University. A renowned Borges scholar, he is the author of numerous books including Literatos y excéntricos (Erudites and Eccentrics) and Siete guerreros nortumbrios (Seven Northumbrian Warriors).

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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