University of Pittsburgh

Daniel Balderston

1992

Periodical Publications

  • Mi poesía. Cuadernos Hispanoamericanos 505-507 (July-September 1992), pp. 51-62. [Talk given in Madrid on 24 April 1973.]
  • Mi prosa. Cuadernos Hispanoamericanos 505-507 (July-September 1992), pp. 62-72. [Talk given in Madrid on 25 April 1973.]
  • [Los primeros 25 años de Davar.] Davar 128 (1992), pp. 658-60.  

Prefaces

1966

Biography

Prizes in Milan and New York. 

Locations

Borges travels to Milan and New York.

Historical Context

Military coup (‘The Argentine Revolution’). General Juan C.  Onganía becomes president. Purge of professors at the University of Buenos Aires (“Night of the billy clubs”).

Books

1962

Biography

Recognition by the French government. René Mugica makes a film version of "Hombre de la esquina rosada." Publication of Labyrinths, edited by Donald Yates and James Irby.

Locations

Borges visits France, New Mexico, California, and Harvard before returning to Buenos Aires.

Historical Context

1959

Biography

Translations into various languages.

Locations

Borges continues living at Calle Maipú 994, CABA.

Historical Context

Labor strikes. Frondizi adopts repressive policies against labor organizations. Under pressure from the US, Argentina refuses to condemn the Cuban Revolution. Frondizi signs business-friendly contracts with foreign-owned oil companies. 

Books

1958

Biography

Writing poems and short prose pieces. 

Locations

Borges continues living at Calle Maipú 994, CABA.

Historical Context

Arturo Frondizi, candidate of the Union Cívica Radical Intransigente (UCRI), elected president with Peronist support.  Passing of educational reform allowing the creation of private universities.

Books

1956

Biography

Named professor of English literature at the University of Buenos Aires. Received a doctorate honoris causa from the Universidad del Cuyo in Mendoza. Received Premio Nacional de Literatura. Blindness prevents him from reading and writing. 

Locations

Borges continues living at Calle Maipú 994, CABA.

Historical Context

1955

Biography

After the overthrow of Perón in the "Revolución Libertadora," Borges is named director of the National Library. Becomes member of the Academia Argentina de Letras. 

Locations

Borges continues living at Calle Maipú 994, CABA.

Historical Context

1953

Biography

Beginning of publication of the Obras completas as a set of individual volumes, under the direction of José Edmundo Clemente. Roger Caillois translates some of the stories of El Aleph into French. 

Locations

Borges continues living at Calle Maipú 994, CABA. 

Historical Context

Peronist masses set the exclusive Jockey Club afire.

Books

1951

Biography

Serious study of Old English and medieval Germanic literatures. Paul Verdevoye translates Ficciones into French. Lecture "El escritor argentino y la tradición" (published in 1953).

Locations

Borges continues living at Calle Maipú 994, CABA. Travels to La Plata, Castelar, Chivilcoy, and Montevideo.

Historical Context

1950

Biography

Elected president of the Sociedad Argentina de Escritores for the period 1950-1953. Teaches English literature at the Asociación Argentina de Cultura Inglesa and the Colegio Libre de Estudios Superiores. Very active giving talks.

Locations

Borges continues living at Calle Maipú 994, CABA. Travels to La Plata, San Fernando, Santiago del Estero, Avellaneda, Tucumán, Montevideo, Resistencia, Corrientes, and Encarcación.

Historical Context

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