Jorge Luis Borges

Borges in 1976 Jorge Francisco Isidoro Luis Borges Acevedo (; ; 24 August 1899 – 14 June 1986) was an Argentine short-story writer, essayist, poet and translator, and a key figure in Spanish-language and universal literature. His best-known books, ''Ficciones'' (''Fictions'') and ''El Aleph'' (''The Aleph''), published in the 1940s, are compilations of short stories interconnected by common themes, including dreams, labyrinths, philosophy, libraries, mirrors, fictional writers, and mythology. Borges' works have contributed to philosophical literature and the fantasy genre, and have been considered by some critics to mark the beginning of the magic realist movement in 20th century Latin American literature. His late poems converse with such cultural figures as Spinoza, Camões, and Virgil.

Born in Buenos Aires, Borges later moved with his family to Switzerland in 1914, where he studied at the Collège de Genève. The family travelled widely in Europe, including Spain. On his return to Argentina in 1921, Borges began publishing his poems and essays in surrealist literary journals. He also worked as a librarian and public lecturer. In 1955, he was appointed director of the National Public Library and professor of English Literature at the University of Buenos Aires. He became completely blind by the age of 55. Scholars have suggested that his progressive blindness helped him to create innovative literary symbols through imagination. By the 1960s, his work was translated and published widely in the United States and Europe. Borges himself was fluent in several languages.

In 1961, he came to international attention when he received the first Formentor prize (Prix International), which he shared with Samuel Beckett. In 1971, he won the Jerusalem Prize. His international reputation was consolidated in the 1960s, aided by his works being available in English, by the Latin American Boom and by the success of García Márquez's ''One Hundred Years of Solitude''. He dedicated his final work, ''The Conspirators'', to the city of Geneva, Switzerland. Writer and essayist J. M. Coetzee said of him: "He, more than anyone, renovated the language of fiction and thus opened the way to a remarkable generation of Spanish American novelists." Provided by Wikipedia
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El Aleph
Biblioteca Mayor
by Borges, Jorge Luis, 1899-1986.
Published 1993
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by Borges, Jorge Luis, 1899-1986.
Published 1952
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Siete noches
Biblioteca Mayor
by Borges, Jorge Luis, 1899-1986.
Published 1987
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by Borges, Jorge Luis, 1899-1986.
Published 1980
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Fictions
Biblioteca Mayor
by Borges, Jorge Luis, 1899-1986.
Published 1991
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L'aleph
Biblioteca Mayor
by Borges, Jorge Luis, 1899-1986.
Published 1990
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Le livre de sable
Biblioteca Mayor
by Borges, Jorge Luis, 1899-1986.
Published 1990
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by Borges, Jorge Luis, 1899-1986.
Published 1928
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by Borges, Jorge Luis, 1899-1986.
Published 1971
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Nueve ensayos dantescos
Biblioteca Mayor
by Borges, Jorge Luis, 1899-1986.
Published 1982
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by Borges, Jorge Luis, 1899-1986.
Published 2002
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by Borges, Jorge Luis, 1899-1986.
Published 2002
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by Borges, Jorge Luis, 1899-1986.
Published 1960
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by Borges, Jorge Luis, 1899-1986.
Published 1965
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by Borges, Jorge Luis, 1899-1986.
Published 1965
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Poesía gauchesca
Biblioteca J. M. Aricó
by Borges, Jorge Luis, 1899-1986.
Published 1955
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Crónica de Bustos Domecq
Filosofía y Humanidades / Psicología
by Borges, Jorge Luis, 1899-1986
Published 1963
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Diálogos últimos
Filosofía y Humanidades / Psicología
by Borges, Jorge Luis, 1899-1986
Published 1987
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Discusión
Filosofía y Humanidades / Psicología
by Borges, Jorge Luis, 1899-1986
Published 1932
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Discusión
Filosofía y Humanidades / Psicología
by Borges, Jorge Luis, 1899-1986
Published 1957
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