The Anglo-Argentine Society’s 26th Borges Lecture

‘The City, Passion and Destiny’ by Héctor Dante Cincotta

The Anglo-Argentine Society is delighted to announce its 26th Borges Lecture, on 27 September 2022, 6.30pm at the Argentine Residence (49 Belgrave Square SW1X 8QZ), followed by a short Q&A and light refreshments of empanadas and wine.

We are honoured to have Dr. Héctor Dante Cincotta, a distinguished poet and literary critic, who was awarded the Argentine Premio Nacional de Literatura in 1993 .

Dr Cincotta’s talk will cover Jorge Luis Borges poems in three stages:

  • the City of Buenos Aires from Borges’ first book – Fervor de Buenos Aires (1923) – plus and analysis of pieces such as La Plaza San Martín, Recoleta, Las Calles, Arrabal, and El Jardín Botánico, among others.
  • the language, the tango, the art of poetry, the meaning of Borges’ poetical work, and the relationship with some of the directors of Biblioteca Nacional
  • the notion of destiny as covered in Borges’ Poema Conjetural.

With more than seventy books under his belt, Cincotta’s poetry collections include The Antiquity of the Clouds (La antigüedad de las nubes, 1972, translated into English in 1999) and The Testimony of Days (El testimonio de los días, 1975).

During lockdown, Héctor Dante Cincotta gave a talk on zoom for AAS members and friends, about the literary work of William Henry Hudson.


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