University of Pittsburgh

Daniel Balderston

1949

Biography

Publication of second major collection of stories. Elected member of the Goethe Academy of São Paulo, Brazil. 

Locations

Borges continues living at Calle Maipú 994, CABA. 

Historical Context

The Constitution is amended to allow consecutive Presidential reelection.

Books

1943

Biography

First edition of collected poems, with many suppressions and changes. Lives with his mother in an apartment at Avenida Quintana 275.

Leonor Acevedo de Borges buys a small summer house in Adrogué that she  will own until 1952 or 1953.

Locations

Borges lives in an apartment at Avenida Quintana 275.

Historical Context

1942

Biography

Crime fiction in collaboration with Bioy Casares. Presents El jardín de senderos que se bifurcan for the Premio Nacional de Literatura; when it is not awarded the prize Sur publishes a special issue on Borges.

Locations

Borges continues to live in the apartment at Quintana 263.

Historical Context

1941

Biography

Publication of an anthology of Argentine poetry with Bioy and Silvina Ocampo. At the end of December, publication of book of short stories, El jardín de senderos que se bifurcan

Locations

Borges continues to live in the apartment at Quintana 263.

Books

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

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