University of Pittsburgh

1973

Biography

Resignation as the director of the National Library when Peronism returns to power. Donation to the National Library of part of his library, now annotated in Borges, libros y lecturas (2010). Travels to Madrid and Mexico City; receives the Premio Alfonso Reyes. La Nación dedicates a supplement to the fiftieth anniversary of Fervor de Buenos Aires.

Locations

Borges visits Spain and Mexico.

Historical Context

Héctor J. Cámpora, candidate of a Peronist-led coalition (FREJULI) elected president.  Definitive  return of Perón to Argentina. Shootings and assassinations between Montoneros and right-wing Peronists.  Cámpora resigns to allow Perón to run for the Presidency. Perón elected for a third term. His third wife María E. Martínez (‘Isabelita’) elected vice-President.       

Books

  • Destino y obra de Camoens. Buenos Aires: Jockey Club, 1973. 16 pp. [Offprint from the Boletín de la Biblioteca del Jockey Club 51 (January 1973). Transcript of a talk given at the Jockey Club on 15 July 1972. Included in Páginas de Jorge Luis Borges seleccionadas por el autor.]
  • Cuentos breves y extraordinarios. Buenos Aires: Losada, 1973. [Reprint of 1955 anthology compiled with Bioy Casares.]

Periodical Publications

  • [Del director de la Biblioteca Nacional.] Clarín (10 March 1973), p. 6. 
  • El suicidaCuadernos Hispanoamericanos 274 (April 1973), p. 5. 
  • El sueño. Cuadernos Hispanoamericanos 274 (April 1973), p. 6. 
  • Yo. La Nación (3 June 1973), third section, p. 1.
  • Nueve monedas. La Prensa (19 August 1973), p. 3. 
  • 1923 - 1973. La Nación (30 December 1973), third section, p. 1.

Prefaces

  • Una versión de Borges. Sara Facio y Alicia D'Amico. Retratos y autorretrato. Buenos Aires, Crisis, 1973. [Included in Páginas de Jorge Luis Borges seleccionadas por el autor, 1982.]
  • Prólogo. Fernando Sorrentino. Siete conversaciones con Jorge Luis Borges. Buenos Aires: Casa Pardo, 1973.

Criticism

  • Michel Berveiller. Le Cosmopolitisme de Jorge Luis Borges. Paris: Didier, 1973.