Borges the Unacknowledged Medievalist: Old English and Old Norse in His Life and Work

  • M. J. Toswell

Part of the The New Middle Ages book series (TNMA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 101-109

About this book


The Argentinian writer and poet Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986) was many things during his life, but what has gone largely unnoticed is that he was a medievalist, and his interest in Germanic medievalism was pervasive throughout his work. This study will consider the medieval elements in Borges creative work and shed new light on his poetry.


Medieval Literature poet poetry

Authors and affiliations

  • M. J. Toswell
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Western OntarioCanada

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