Alberto Manguel: “Borges and the Impossibility of Writing”

Alberto Manguel delivers the Finzi-Contini Lecture at Yale University, entitled “Borges and the Impossibility of Writing”. He is introduced by Maria Menocal, director of the Whitney
Humanities Center

An acclaimed anthologist, translator, essayist, novelist, and editor, Manguel once served as a reader for Jorge Luis Borges and has been hailed by the Times of London as “the Scheherazade of books”. Reviewing his latest collection, A Reader on Reading, the New York Review of Books commented, “Essays of this quality are worth reading, or rereading, wherever they
are encountered.” Manguel’s The Library at Night is also now available in paperback through YUP.

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