University of Pittsburgh

Daniel Balderston

1903

Locations

The family moved back into the house at 840 Tucumán, which Leonor Suárez and Isidoro Acevedo gave to their daughter as a gift.

 

1961

Biography

Formentor Prize, awarded by an international group of publishers, to Borges and Samuel Beckett. Italian government recognizes Borges with title of Commendatore. First trip to the United States, where he taught at the University of Texas and lectured at various other universities. José Bianco resigns as director of Sur after going to Cuba, which caused a break with Victoria Ocampo.

Locations

In September Borges begins a semester at the University of Texas in Austin as a visiting professor.

1945

Biography

Complex and passionate involvement with Estela Canto, recounted by her in Borges a contraluz

Historical Context

1909

Historical Context

Workers’ mobilization repressed by the government (the “Red Week”). Assassination of the Buenos Aires Chief of Police by an Anarchist militant. 

Locations

The family continued living in the house at Serrano 2147.

 

1925

Biography

Borges involved with avant garde journals in Buenos Aires including Proa and Martín Fierro. Meets Victoria Ocampo, future founder of Sur. Second book of poetry and first book of essays.

Historical Context 

General Motors begins operations.

Locations

Borges continues to live at Calle Quintana 222.

Books

1924

Biography

Return of Borges family to Buenos Aires from Europe, after a final six weeks in Lisbon, in July 1924. Initial residence at Avenida Quintana 222, before moving to an apartment on a sixth floor at Pueyrredón and Las Heras. Founding of the Revista Martín Fierro. End of relationship with Concepción Guerrero; fascination with Norah Lange.

Locations

1922

Biography

 For Borges, the end of the "aventura ultraísta," abandoned the following year in the preface to Fervor de Buenos Aires. Residence in Buenos Aires on Bulnes Street. End of the first presidency of Hipólito Yrigoyen. Growing closeness to Macedonio Fernández. In March, second and final issue of Prisma, "revista mural." 

Locations

Late in the year Borges moves from Bulnes 2216 to Serrano 2147, where he stays until the second trip to Europe.

Historical Context

1921

Biography

Borges's father Jorge Guillermo Borges publishes his only novel, El caudillo, in Mallarca. Borges active in Ultraísmo, a Spanish avant garde movement divided in two groups led by Rafael Cassinos-Asséns and Ramón Gómez de la Serna. Borges family returns to Buenos Aires in March 1921, setting up their household on Bulnes Street. Borges active in establishing an Argentine branch of Ultraísmo. In November, first issue of Prisma, "revista mural." 

Historical Context

1912

Biography

 Death of poet Evaristo Carriego, friend of the Borges family. Borges would later write several essays and a 1930 biographical essay on him. Borges withdraws from primary school on Calle Thames after being bullied. No further formal schooling until March 1913.

The family spent the summer in a country house in the Calle Macías, Adrogué, Greater Buenos Aires.

Historical Context

1901

Biography

Borges family moves into house in Palermo at Serrano 2135, next to house where Fanny Haslam and her sister live. Leonor Fanny Borges Haslam, later known as Norah Borges, born on 4 March 1901. 

Historical Context

Creation of the compulsory military service.

Locations

Calle Serrano 2135, Palermo, CABA.

 

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