University of Pittsburgh

Daniel Balderston

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.

 

1900

Baptized on 20 June 1900 as Jorge Francisco Luis Isidoro Borges. The godparents were Francisco Borges (paternal uncle) and Leonor Suárez de Acevedo (maternal grandmother).

Locations

The baptism took place in the San Nicolás de Barí parrish. Borges continued to reside at Calle Tucumán 840.

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

1899

Biography

Borges was born 24 August 1899 at his maternal grandparents' house at Calle Tucumán 840 in the center of Buenos Aires. His named appears in the Civil Registry as Jorge Francisco Isidoro Borges. His parents were Jorge Guillermo Borges Haslam and Leonor Acevedo Suárez.

Locations

Calle Tucumán 840, CABA.

1902

Historical Context

Passing of the Law of Residency thus facilitating the deportation of foreign-born militants. “May Pacts” with Chile that facilitated the solution of borders disputes and limited the expenses of the two countries in defense.  Argentina protested the European intervention in the Americas (at the time in Venezuela),  position that became known as the “Drago Doctrine”.

Locations

The family moves to Calle Serrano 2147, Palermo, CABA.

 

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