Öppen föreläsning i samarbete mellan TÖI och Institutionen för klassiska och romanska språk.


This talk will consider the significance of the two world wars in Jorge Luis Borges’ intellectual biography and in his creative process.  It will begin with observations about Borges' formative experiences in Switzerland (where he lived as a high school student for the duration of the Great War), explore his response to the rise of Nazism on his return to Argentina, and underscore the central role the world wars played in the gestation of some of his signature tales, including "Pierre Menard, Author of Don Quixote," "Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius," and "Deutsches Requiem."