How Borges Wrote: A Story and a Poem, Daniel Balderston, Mellon Professor of Modern Languages.

September 20, 2016 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Daniel Balderston, Mellon Professor of Modern Languages, will be giving a lecture sponsored by CLAS.  Please join us on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 5:00 on the 6th floor of the Cathedral of Learning.

This talk will be related to Daniel Balderston's book How Borges Wrote, to be published in early 2017 by the University of Virginia Press. Here, however, he will discuss a Borges manuscript that is not analyzed in detail in the book: the first draft of the famous philosophical story "Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius," which also contains the draft of the poem "La noche cíclica" (The Cyclical Night). A second draft of "Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius" was published by Michel Lafon several years ago, but the first draft is much more interesting.

Location and Address

602 Cathedral of Learning

Humanities Center