Thursday, November 19, 2009

Borges, speaking

Excerpts from two of the six Norton Lectures that Jorge Luis Borges delivered at Harvard in the fall of 1967 and spring of 1968.

On metaphor:

http://www.hup.harvard.edu/features/bortcd/audio/chauntzu.mp3

http://www.hup.harvard.edu/features/bortcd/audio/sleep.mp3

http://www.hup.harvard.edu/features/bortcd/audio/cummings.mp3

A poet's creed:

http://www.hup.harvard.edu/features/bortcd/audio/whenibegan.mp3

http://www.hup.harvard.edu/features/bortcd/audio/notunderstand.mp3

http://www.hup.harvard.edu/features/bortcd/audio/advice.mp3

Source:

http://www.hup.harvard.edu/features/bortcd/

Borges once said: "If I were asked to name the chief event in my life, I should say my father's library." An eventful life, his.