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University of Pittsburgh

Daniel Balderston

1908

Biography

Some sources say that Borges begins studies at a primary school on Calle Thames this year, but no definitive record shows enrollment until 1911. Earlier studies had been with his grandmother Fanny Haslam and with a governess Miss Tink. 

Locations

The family continued living in the house at Serrano 2147.

 

1990

Books

  • El Ășltimo prĂłlogo de Jorge Luis Borges. Buenos Aires: private edition, 1990. 112 pp.
  • Recuerdos de mi amigo Xul Solar. Buenos Aires: FundaciĂłn San Telmo, 1990. [Transcription of a talk given by Borges at the FundaciĂłn San Telmo in 1980.]

Criticism

1987

Books

  • La muerte y la brĂșjula. Buenos Aires: EmecĂ©, 1987. 151 pp. [Homenaje a Borges en la Feria del Libro 1987.]

Periodical Publications

  • Borges y el cuento. Puro cuento [Buenos Aires] 2 (January-February 1987). [Previously published in 1981 in Diario de Marka, Lima, and in the cultural supplement of Unamasuno, MĂ©xico].

Prefaces

1989

Books

  • Obras Completas. Buenos Aires: EmecĂ©, 1989. 1161 pp. 

Periodical Publications

  • El poeta y la escritura. ClarĂ­n (26 January 1989), cultural supplement, pp. 1-4. [Transcription of talk from 1982.]

Criticism

  • Estela Canto. Borges a contraluz. Madrid: Espasa-Calpe, 1989. 288 pp.
  • Cristina Grau. Borges y la arquitectura. Madrid: CĂĄtedra, 1989. 192 pp.

1992

Periodical Publications

  • Mi poesĂ­a. 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.  OnganĂ­a 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 MaipĂș 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 MaipĂș 994, CABA.

Historical Context

Arturo Frondizi, candidate of the Union CĂ­vica 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 MaipĂș 994, CABA.

Historical Context

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