Poetry always remembers that it was an oral art before it was a written art. It remembers that it was first song

Borges on Audio

Borges has been recorded numerous times, and a quick search online will find dozens of interviews, lectures, and readings. There are also numerous Borges-related “books on tape,” and he’s been the subject of numerous spoken-word projects. This page attempts to organize some of the more worthwhile entries, and is organized into four sections:

Borges in His Own Voice — Poems, stories, and lectures read by Borges himself.

Audiobooks — Selections of Borges’ short stories and poetry made available through Audible and other sources.

YouTube Readings — Readings of Borges set to music, video, or animations and placed online.

Commentary — Audiobooks and online readings about Borges, or that make extensive mention of Borges.

Author: Allen B. Ruch
Last Modified: 14 October 2019
Main Borges Page: The Garden of Forking Paths
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