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Cambaceres de Alvear, Mariana

Argentine woman married to Ramón Blanco and then to Diego de Alvear, owner of a quinta in the Calle 11 de septiembre, Belgrano, Buenos Aires

Fishburn and Hughes: "A fictitious name composed of the surname of a prominent Argentine novelist, Eugenio Cambaceres (1843-1888), and Elvira de Alvear, with whom Borges was said to have been in love in his youth. The Alvear ‘palace’ was, indeed, situated in Calle 11 de Septiembre 1240." (38-39)

Borges Index: 
El Aleph, El Aleph, OC, 620.
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