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Talks by Borges


Other Talks by Borges


  • 1967-68 Norton Lectures On Poetry (And Everything Else Literary):
  1. The Riddle of Poetry
  2. The Metaphor
  3. The Telling of the Tale
  4. Word-Music and Translation
  5. Thought and Poetry
  6. A Poet's Creed

Interviews with Borges

Documentaries about Borges

Other Resources on Borges

Basile, Jonathan. The Library of Babel. "The Library of Babel is a place for scholars to do research, for artists and writers to seek inspiration, for anyone with curiosity or a sense of humor to reflect on the weirdness of existence - in short, it’s just like any other library. If completed, it would contain every possible combination of 1,312,000 characters, including lower case letters, space, comma, and period. Thus, it would contain every book that ever has been written, and every book that ever could be - including every play, every song, every scientific paper, every legal decision, every constitution, every piece of scripture, and so on. At present it contains all possible pages of 3200 characters, about 104677 books." (About)

Balderston, Daniel. List of Borges manuscripts and their locations when these are public, and publication information when the manuscripts have been published in whole or in part. 

Benedict, Nora. Mapping Borges. This project has two distinct elements. The first is an interactive map of the locations of Borges's publisher, printers, booksellers, and places of employment from 1930 to 1951. The second part of the project is a descriptive bibliography, or a description of the physical elements of the books that Borges wrote, prologued, translated, or edited during the 1930s and 1940s.

CCK_República Argentina. Sistema Federal de Medios y Contenidos Públicos. Presidencia de la Nación. Borges. Ficciones de un tiempo infinito. 

Fishburn, Evelyn and Psiche Hughes. A Dictionary of Borges (new revised version). Foreword by Mario Vargas Llosa & Anthony Burgess. London: Gerald Duckworth & Co. Ltd, 1990.

Hanson, Clinton Cody. An Annotated Bibliography of Interviews of Jorge Luis Borges. Master Degree Thesis. Brigham Young University (2008).

Blanco, Mariela. En busca del habla de Borges - Recorrido de sus conferencias por Argentina entre 1949 y 1955. Proyecto del Grupo de investigación Escritura e invención de la Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata. Visitar el enlace:

Borges por Piglia (2013): 4 clases en la Biblioteca Nacional. Ricardo Piglia con invitados. Clase 1, Clase 2, Clase 3, Clase 4. Las transcripciones de estas clases pueden consultarse aquí.

Index to Borges, by Adolfo Bioy Casares (2007) created by Daniel Martino. (The file will download to your hard drive). This index refers to the corrected version, with Addenda & Corrigenda which may be located at

Page on Borges created by the Ministerio de Educación of Argentina.

Online interviews with Borges. List compiled by Marta Rojzman.

University of Virginia Borges Collection. Acquired over a period of decades by librarian Jared Loewenstein, this collection is housed in the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library.

Borges's references to mathematics. Compiled by Guillermo Martínez (in Spanish only).

Borges Library. A game that involves identifying every word that Borges wrote, in both Spanish and English versions. Created by Daniel Temkin and Rony Maltz, December 2012.

Fundación Internacional Jorge Luis Borges. Buenos Aires.

Vanderbilt e-Journal of Luso-Hispanic Studies. Special issue on Borges.

The Garden of Forking Paths, a widely consulted page about Borges in the net. Founded by Allen Ruch in New York.

San Telmo Foundation: A private institution created in 1980 by Jorge and Marion Helft. It has been active promoting Argentine culture. Since 1995 the Foundation administers the large Borges collection belonging to its founders. The collection is a very extensive archive documenting the life and work of Jorge Luis Borges (1899 - 1986). It is curated by Nicolás Helft and includes manuscripts, letters, original photographs, books, magazines and publications, audio and video tapes and other documents. All these documents have been digitized so as to be easily available to scholars. Most texts have been indexed in order to facilitate research. It is the Foundation's primary goal to help and promote the study of Borges' work and make it still better known throughout the world.

Centro Cultural Cervantes. Exposición "Borges 100 años". A real masterpiece of technical and cultural savoir faire. You should need to download the program "Shockwave" to admire all its virtualities. Dont miss it!

Literatura Argentina Contemporánea: this magnificent site contains a special page about Borges. With texts. Don't miss it, even for other authors.

Borges Criticism: A new initiative offered by the Borges Center. Borges Studies on Line es an electronic supplement of Variaciones Borges, with a dynamic archive of academic articles on Borges.

¿Qué nos queda de Borges? Accounts on Borges by Susan Sontag, Julian Barnes, Antonio Tabucchi, Ernesto Sabato, Beatriz Sarlo, Adolfo Bioy Casares, Harold Bloom, Umberto Eco, Ricardo Piglia, María Esther Vázquez plus the possibility of listening to Borges's voice. A very beautiful (and quite slow) page, presented by Clarín.

The Secret Books: A dialogue between photographes and some Borges texts. A marvelous page of art by Sean Kernan.

The Temptation of Saint Anthony: The Zahir (Short Story. Author difficult to be identified): "My friend Borges once described a Zahir, which in Buenos Aires in 1939 was a coin, a ten-centavo piece, with the letters 'N' and 'T' and the numeral '2' scatched crudely in the obverse..."

Papers and investigation by Professor of Romance Languages and Cultural Studies, Prof. Dr. Alfonso de Toro of the University of Leipzig

Internet publications by Prof. Dr. Alfonso de Toro

List of publications of the Ibero-American Research Centre of the University of Leipzig

Hugh Dichmont: Taking initial inspiration from Borges’ story ‘The Library of Babel’, Hugh Dichmont has translated the final pages of American and English fiction (taken from Penguin’s ‘Classics’ range) into Spanish and back to English several times, using a free online translation website. Revealing the fragility and complexities of language, this process results in an erosion of meaning, through which these seminal texts lose their integrity.

Coloquio Borges-Francia. IV Coloquio Internacional de Literatura Comparada, Universidad Católica Argentina, Buenos Aires, 2, 3 y 4 de Septiembre de 2009.

Borges and Us: Then and Always. The Hofstra Cultural Center celebrates the 110th anniversary of Borges' birth with a two-day conference of presentations and discussions on the essence and legacy of his canonical fictive prose. November 13 and 14, 2009.

CELA. Centro de Estudios de Literatura Argentina. Sitios de Interés.

Writer Jorge Luis Borges: Mixing the magical with the mundane (The Forum-BBC). Bridget Kendall talks to three Borges experts: Dr. Patricia Novillo-Corvalán, from the University of Kent, author of Borges and Joyce, An Infinite Conversation; Prof. Evelyn Fishburn, from University College London, author of Hidden Pleasures in Borges’s Fiction; and Edwin Williamson, Professor at Oxford University and editor of the Cambridge Companion to Jorge Luis Borges.

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