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Daniel Balderston

1940

Biography

Edits anthology of fantastic literature with Bioy Casares and Silvina Ocampo, and publishes several more key short stories. Preface to Bioy's La invención de Morel explores preferences in narrative fiction.

Locations

Borges moves to a large apartment at Quintana 263.

Historical Context

1939

Biography

Recovery from septicemia. Writing of "Pierre Menard." End of regular column in El Hogar. Continues working at the Miguel Cané Library.

Locations

 In March Borges moves to a small hotel at Anchorena 1626.

 

Historical Context

Beginning of World War II.  Argentina maintains neutrality in the conflict.

Periodical Publications

1936

Biography

Begins regular contributions to El Hogar: every two weeks until 1939, with few interruptions, Borges writes a page entitled "Libros y autores extranjeros," and occasional other essays. Also contributes to Destiempo, edited by Adolfo Bioy Casares and Manuel Peyrou. First collaborative writings with Bioy Casares. Publication of a book of philosophical essays that also includes a new kind of short story.

Locations

Borges continues to live at Calle Quintana 222, Buenos Aires.

1935

Biography

Death of Fanny Haslam, paternal grandmother, on 20 June 1935. Deterioration in health of Borges's father. Publication of first book of stories.

Locations

Borges continues to live at Calle Quintana 222, Buenos Aires.

Historical Context

1934

Biography

Continues editing the Revista Multicolor de los Sábados with Petit de Murat until the end of the supplement in August. Travels in northern Uruguay with Enrique Amorim.

Locations

Borges continues to live at Calle Quintana 222, Buenos Aires. Travels to Uruguay.

Historical Context

The brothers Julio and Rodolfo Irazusta published Argentina and British Imperialism. Eucharistic  Congress held in Buenos Aires.

Periodical Publications

1932

Biography

Publishes fifth book of essays. 

Locations

Borges continues to live at Calle Quintana 222, Buenos Aires.

Historical Context

Justo inaugurated.

Book

1931

Biography

Victoria Ocampo begins publishing Sur. Initially Borges publishes mostly film and book reviews in the magazine, but later it will publish some of his most important stories and essays.

Locations

Borges continues to live at Calle Quintana 222, Buenos Aires.

Historical Context

1930

Biography

Publishes biography and critical study of Evaristo Carriego. Victoria Ocampo prepares the launch of the magazine Sur; it is possible that Borges meets the young Adolfo Bioy Casares at one of these meetings.

Locations

Borges continues to live at Calle Quintana 222, Buenos Aires.

Historical Context

1929

Biography

Third book of poems. Wins the segundo Premio Municipal de Literatura for El idioma de los Argentinos.

Historical Context

Assassination of anti-Yigoyen and popular leader Carlos W. Lencina in the province of San Juan.  Beginning of the Great Depression. RCA Victor begins operations.

Locations

Borges continues to live at Calle Quintana 222, Buenos Aires.

Book

1928

Biography

Third book of essays. Second presidency of Hipólito Yrigoyen (to be interrupted by a military coup in 1930). Collaboration in a variety of newspapers and magazines. Eye operation. Sister Norah marries Guillermo de Torre. Suicide of friend Francisco López Merino in La Plata.

Historical Context

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