“Picture this: You’re an Argentine teenager, sitting in a lecture hall on the first day of classes, ready to learn about the history of English literature. In walks your kindly, elderly professor, and suddenly he starts speaking, about everything from The Dream of the Rood
to Treasure Island
, sometimes quoting entire paragraphs, without any notes whatsoever. He’s also blind (and has been for more than a decade). What would your reaction be?” (The Globe & Mail)
“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.” (Will Glovinsky - The Rumpus)
“Borges’ delivery will engross you — he is an excellent storyteller.” (New York Daily News)
About the Author
Jorge Luis Borges (1890-1982), Argentine poet, critic, and short-story writer, revolutionized modern literature. He was completely blind when appointed the head of Argentina’s National Library.
Katherine Silver is an award-winning literary translator and the co-director of the Banff International Literary Translation Centre (BILTC).
Martín Hadis is a professor, writer, and researcher.
Martín Arias is a writer, journalist, and senior researcher at the National Library's Center for Research in Argentina.