Nice (thanks vaghe.stelle): a reading of Jorge Luis Borges's Arte Poetica, in the original Spanish, accompanied by some slightly trancey visuals and classical chill-out! Is this Borges himself speaking? (Or download the mp3 file or watch the video.)

Readers Comments

  1. Hi Mark,

    Thanks for the link, not Borges reading, he didn't quite have the Italian lilt. Some of the poems on the page are him at his most medieval courtly.

  2. Thanks Kit!

    For more Borges, there are "excerpts from two of the six Norton Lectures that Jorge Luis Borges delivered at Harvard University in the fall of 1967 and spring of 1968" here:

  3. This is not Borges' voice. There is a audiodisk "Borges por el mismo" where Borges reads his poetry, including "Arte poetica".

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