Carlos Gamerro, a prose writer and literary scholar teaching this term at the Iowa Writers' Workshop, has authored four novels, most recently La aventura de los bustos de Eva (2004), two collections of short stories, including El libro de los afectos raros (2005), and has had a film script produced.
His topic in this talk: Borges was, if we believe his claim, the first writer of the Spanish language to read Ulysses. All through his writing life, his attitude towards his Irish peer veered between devotion and derision. The story of Borges' reading of Joyce is part of the story of the unrequited love of Argentine literature for Irish literature.
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