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Armar Páginas, Corregir Pruebas: Borges as Author, Editor, and Publisher

Nora Benedict, University Library

March 14, 2018 · 12:00 pm1:20 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.

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