Reblog: Jorge Luis Borges lectures – audio

from Frenchani’s Live Journal:

check out this link to UbuWeb that I found via OpenCulture. The UbuWeb page provides 9 mp3 files that are mere little gems.

“These are the six Norton Lectures that Jorge Luis Borges delivered at Harvard University in the fall of 1967 and spring of 1968. The recordings, only lately discovered in the Harvard University Archives, uniquely capture the cadences, candor, wit, and remarkable erudition of one of the most extraordinary and enduring literary voices of our age. Through a twist of fate that the author of Labyrinths himself would have relished, the lost lectures return to us now in Borges’ own voice.”

If you love Borges as much as I do, or if you just love poetry I recommend listening to those lectures.

“The central fact of my life has been the existence of words and the possibility of weaving those words into poetry.”
Jorge Luis Borges, This Craft of Verse

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