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Bibliographies for 1944

Timeline

1944

Biography

Publishes Ficciones, his most influential collection of stories; it wins the Gran Premio de Honor from the Sociedad Argentina de Escritores. Some stories are translated to French by Roger Caillois. Moves with his mother to an apartment at Maip√ļ 994 where he will live for most of the rest of his life.

Locations

Borges moves to an apartment at Calle Maip√ļ 994, CABA.. This was Borges‚Äôs last home in Buenos Aires until the 1985 departure for Geneva.

 

Historical Context

Devastating earthquake hits the western province of San Juan. Per√≥n meets actress Eva Duarte. Argentina breaks relations with the Axis. General Ram√≠rez resigns and General Edelmiro J. Farrell becomes president.  Per√≥n holds three positions in government: Secretary of Labor, Minister of War, and Vice-President.

Books

  • Antolog√≠a cl√°sica de la literatura argentina. Ed. Borges and Pedro Henr√≠quez Ure√Īa. Buenos Aires: Kapelusz, 1944. Second edition. 
  • Los mejores cuentos policiales. Ed. Borges and Bioy Casares. Buenos Aires: Emec√©, 1944. Second edition.
  • Ficciones. Buenos Aires: Sur, 1944. 203 pp. 
  • El jard√≠n de senderos que se bifurcan: Pr√≥logo, Tl√∂n, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius, El acercamiento a Almot√°sim, Pierre Menard, autor del Quijote, Las ruinas circulares, La loter√≠a en Babilonia, Examen de la obra de Herbert Quain, La biblioteca de Babel, El jard√≠n de senderos que se bifurcan. 
  • Artificios: Pr√≥logo, Funes el memorioso, La forma de la espada, Tema del traidor y del h√©roe, La muerte y la br√ļjula, El milagro secreto, Tres versiones de Judas.
  • [First part is a new edition of El jard√≠n de senderos que se bifurcan (1941). Second part includes stories written between 1941 and 1944. The second edition of Ficciones (1956) incorporates three stories written after the publication of El Aleph.]

Periodical Publications

  • Sylvina Bullrich Palenque: La redoma del primer √°ngel. Sur 111 (January 1944), pp. 74-76. [Review included in Borges en Sur, pp. 267-70.]
  • Jos√© Bianco: Las ratas. Sur 111 (January 1944), pp. 76-78. [Review included in Borges en Sur, pp. 271-74.]
  • Respuesta a la encuesta entre los escritores. Latitud 1 (February 1944), p. 4. 
  • Tema del traidor y del h√©roe. Sur 112 (February 1944), pp. 23-26. [Story included in Ficciones.]
  • Poema del tercer elemento. La Naci√≥n (5 March 1944), second section, p. 1. [Poem included in El otro, el mismo.]
  • Una de las posibles metaf√≠sicas. Sur 115 (May 1944), pp. 59-67. [Early version of first part of "Nueva refutaci√≥n del tiempo," included in Otras inquisiciones.]
  • M. Davidson: The Free Will Controversy. Sur 116 (June 1944), pp. 86-88. [Review included in second edition of Discusi√≥n.] 
  • Chaucer: El cuento del perdonador. Pr√≥logo y versi√≥n de Patricio Gannon. Sur 116 (June 1944), pp. 88-89. [Review included in Borges en Sur, pp. 275-76.]
  • Tres versiones de Judas. Sur 118 (August 1944), pp. 7-12. [Story included in Ficciones.]
  • Margaret Smith: The Persian Mystics: AttarSur 119 (September 1944), pp. 120-21. [Review included in Borges en Sur, pp. 277-79.]
  • Anotaci√≥n al 23 de agosto de 1944Sur 120 (October 1944), pp. 24-26. [Essay included in Otras inquisiciones.]
  • El prop√≥sito de Zarathustra. La Naci√≥n (15 October 1944), second section, p. 1. [Essay included in Textos recobrados 1931-1955, pp. 211-16. 
  • Biograf√≠a de Tadeo Isidoro Cruz (1829-1874). Sur 122 (December 1944), pp. 7-10. [Story included in Ficciones.] Francisco Ayala: El hechizado. Sur 122 (December 1944), pp. 58-59. [Review included in Borges en Sur, pp. 280-81.]
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Prefaces

  • [Pr√≥logo y notas.] Domingo Faustino Sarmiento. Recuerdos de provincia. Buenos Aires, Emec√©, 1944, pp. 9-14. [Included in Pr√≥logos.]
  • Pr√≥logo. Herman Melville. Bartleby. Buenos Aires: Emec√©, 1944. [Preface included in Pr√≥logos.]

Translations

  •  Herman Melville. Bartleby. Buenos Aires: Emec√©, 1944. Trans. and preface by Borges. 
  • [Antolog√≠a de poes√≠a norteamericana.] Trans. with Adolfo Bioy Casares. Sur 113-114 (March-April 1944), pp. 62-67. [John Peale Bishop, A Subject of Sea Change/Tema de las mutaciones del mar. E. E. Cummings, Poem/Poema, Somewhere I Have Never Travelled/En alg√ļn lugar que nunca recorr√≠. Hart Crane, Proem to Brooklyn Bridge/Proemio al puente de Brooklyn. Wallace Stevens. Sunday morning/Domingo a la ma√Īana. Karl Shapiro, New Guinea Letter/Carta de Nueva Guinea. Robert Penn Warren, Terror/Terror. Dunstan Thompson, Thane of ghosts/Se√Īor de fantasmas, Memorare/Memorare. Delmore Schwartz, En sue√Īos empiezan las responsabilidades. The Delmore Schwartz translation is included in Borges en Sur, pp. 86-96, but the others inexplicably are not.]