Ancient Germanic Literatures

Old English Publications: Studies and Criticism, Vol. 1

Ancient Germanic Literatures

Translated by M. J. Toswell
2014 | 104 + xvi pp. | 978-0-86698-509-3 | Hardcover 6 x 9 in
MRTS 458 | $35 |

By Jorge Luis Borges
In collaboration with Delia Ingenieros
Translated by M. J. Toswell

The extent to which Jorge Luis Borges had been interested in Old English and Old Norse and Old High German all his life has perhaps not been fully assimilated in studies of his thinking and writing. In interviews of all kinds, Borges worked references to the Anglo-Saxon matter in, commenting particularly on how the language sounded and how its harshness and sheer lack of sentimentality made it very fine poetry.

This inaugural edition in the new series “Old English Publications: Studies and Criticism,” presents the translation of the first extended work Borges engaged in on matters medieval and Germanic, with the collaboration of Delia Ingenieros and published in its first edition in 1951.