Armar Páginas, Corregir Pruebas: Borges as Author, Editor, and Publisher
Nora Benedict, University Library
March 14, 2018 · 12:00 pm—1:20 pm · 216 Aaron Burr
Program in Latin American Studies
The Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986) is thought of as an elite and philosophical thinker, whose writings center around dizzying labyrinths and boundless libraries. His employment history, however, tells a different, almost contradictory, story. Drawing on newfound manuscript evidence and a meticulous attention to the physical aspects of his own books, Nora Benedict explains Borges’s affinity for modern design, his ability to promote other writers including Franz Kafka and William Faulkner, and his close ties with printers, publishers, and editors in Argentina.