University of Pittsburgh

1920

Biography

Borges family leaves Mallorca for Seville and Madrid, where Borges joins up with the Spanish ultraísta groups. Returns to Geneva and Mallorca, and preparations for return to Buenos Aires. Friendship with Jacobo Sureda.

Locations

In April, Borges moves to the Pensión Americana, Puerta del Sol, Madrid. In June he travels through Geneva to arrive in Palma de Mallorca.

Periodical Publications

  • Paréntesis pasionalGrecia [Seville] 3.38 (20 January 1920), pp. 9-11. [Prose piece included in Textos recobrados, 1919-1929, pp. 27-29.]
  • Al margen de la moderna estéticaGrecia 3.39 (31 January 1920), pp. 15-17. [Essay included in Textos recobrados, 1919-1929, pp. 30-32.]
  • Parábolas. Gran Guignol [Seville] 1.1 (10 February 1920), p. 9. [Two brief stories, "La lucha" and "Liberación," included in Textos recobrados, 1919-1929, pp. 32-33.]
  • Lírica inglesa actual. Grecia 3.40 (20 February 1920), p. 8. Translations of poems by E. R. Dodds, Henry Mond and Conrad Aiken. [Included in Textos recobrados, 1919-1929, pp. 34-35.]
  • La llamaGrecia 3.41 (29 February 1920), p. 10. [Prose piece included in Textos recobrados, 1919-1929, p. 36.]
  • Novísima lírica francesaGrecia 3.41 (29 February 1920), pp. 15-16. [Translation of prose poem by Pierre Albert Birot, included in Textos recobrados, 1919-1929, pp. 37-38.]
  • Lírica austríaca de hoyGrecia 3.42 (20 March 1920), p. 11. [Translation of Simon Jichlinski's "Velut Canes," included in Textos recobrados, 1919-1929, p. 39.]
  • Motivos del espacio y del tiempo (1916-1919). Gran Guignol 1.3 (24 April 1920), p. 9-10. [Poem included in Textos recobrados, 1919-1929, pp.  40-41.]
  • TrincheraGrecia 3.43 (1 June 1920), p. 6. [Poem included in Textos recobrados, 1919-1929, p.  49.]
  • Hermanos. Grecia 3.45 (1 July 1920), p. 14. [Poem included in Textos recobrados, 1919-1929, p. 50.]
  • Señal. Grecia 3.46 (15 July 1920), p. 13. [Poem included in Textos recobrados, 1919-1929, p. 51.]
  • Lírica expresionista: síntesisGrecia 3.47 (1 August 1920), pp. 100-12. [Included in Textos recobrados, 1919-1929, pp. 52-54.]
  • RusiaGrecia 3.48 (15 September 1920), p. 7. [Poem included in Textos recobrados, 1919-1929, pp. 57. A prose version was included in L'Herne, 1964.]
  • InsomnioGrecia 3.48 (15 September 1920), p. 9. [Poem included in Textos recobrados, 1919-1929, pp. 58-59.]
  • Poema. Baleares [Palma de Mallorca] 4.121 (15 September 1920). [Poem included in Textos recobrados, 1919-1929, p. 60.]
  • Antología expresionistaCervantes [Madrid], octubre 1920, pp. 101-102. Includes numerous translations. [Included in Textos recobrados, 1919-1929, pp. 61-69].
  • RéplicaUltima Hora [Palma de Mallorca], 19 octubre 1920. [Reply to Aura de L’Illot, "L’Art Ultraísta", in L’Ignorancia (Palma de Mallorca), 3.97 (7 October 1920), p. 1. [Included in Textos recobrados, 1919-1929, pp. 70-71.]
  • Lírica expresionista: Wilhelm KlemmGrecia 3.50 (1 November 1920), pp. 10-11. [Included in Textos recobrados, 1919-1929, pp. 72-74.]
  • VerticalReflector [Madrid] 1 (December 1920), p. 18. Review of Guillermo de Torre, "Manifiesto Vertical", Madrid, 1920. [Included in Textos recobrados, 1919-1929, p. 75.]

Manuscripts included in Textos recobrados 1919-1929, attributed to 1920.

  • Esquisse critique. Manuscript attributed to 1920, held in the Tristan Tzara Collection in Paris. [Included in Textos recobrados, 1919-1929, pp. 42-43.] 
  • Lettre collective avec un texte d'écriture automatique. Manuscript attributed to 1920, held in the Tristan Tzara Collection in Paris. [Included in Textos recobrados, 1919-1929, pp. 44-47.] 
  • Pedro Luis en Martigny.  Manuscript attributed to 1920, published in Lausanne in 1987. [Included in Textos recobrados, 1919-1929, p. 48.] 
  • Madurez. Translation of a poem by Wilhelm Klemm, from a letter to Jacobo Sureda. [Included in Textos recobrados, 1919-1929, p. 75.]