Argentine Literature

Jorge Luis Borges at his office, Argentine National Library, 1973

Borges and his Successors

By 01 December, 2014

In his short essay Kafka and his Precursors, Borges writes of the Czech author that “at first I had considered him to be as singular as the phoenix of rhetorical praise.” This quote could easily be applied to... Read Article

Cortázar at Berkeley

By 28 January, 2014

In 1980 the Argentine writer Julio Cortázar gave a series of eight lectures at Berkeley’s Spanish and Portuguese department. Getting him to Berkeley had not been easy. In 1969 he refused Columbia University’s invitation to be a visiting... Read Article