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University of Pittsburgh

1982

Biography

Award in Portugal. War between Argentina and the United Kingdom over the Malvinas/Falkland Islands; Borges publishes a text against the war.

Locations

Borges travels to the United States, Ireland, Germany, Geneva, and Spain.

Historical Context

Massive CGT and Peronist rally against the dictatorship. Argentina occupies the Malvinas/Falklands Islands and begins war against the United Kingdom.  Military defeat of Argentina.  Beginning of the end of the dictatorship.  General Reynaldo B. Bignone becomes president. Elections scheduled for 1983.

Books

  • Nueve ensayos dantescos. Madrid, Espasa-Calpe, 1982. 161 pp. [First edition, compilation of essays mostly from the late forties and early fifties. Introduction by Marcos Ricardo Barnat√°n.]
  • El noble castillo del canto cuarto, El falso problema de Ugolino, El √ļltimo viaje de Ulises, El verdugo piadoso, Dante y los visionarios anglosajones, Purgatorio, I, 13, El simurgh y el √°guila, El encuentro en un sue√Īo, La √ļltima sonrisa de Beatriz.
  • El Congreso del mundo. Milan: Franco Maria Ricci, 1982. 141 pp. 
  • La memoria de Shakespeare. Buenos Aires: Ediciones Dos Amigos, 1982. 20 pp.
  • P√°ginas de Jorge Luis Borges seleccionadas por el autor. Buenos Aires: Celtia, 1982. 269 pp. [Introduction by Alicia Jurado.]
  • Pr√≥logo. Francisco de Quevedo. Antolog√≠a po√©tica. Madrid: Alianza, 1982. [Preface and selection by Borges.]

Periodical Publications

  • El libro. La Prensa (7 February 1982), second section, p. 6. [Brief prose piece.]
  • Juan L√≥pez y Juan Ward. Clar√≠n (26 August 1982), cultural supplement, p. 1. [Brief prose piece on the Malvinas/Falklands War.]
  • 1982. Clar√≠n (28 October 1982), cultural supplement, p. 1. [Poem.]
  • El falso problema de Ugolino. La Naci√≥n (21 November 1982), fourth section, p. 6. [Reprint of essay included in Nueve ensayos dantescos.]
  • Milonga de un soldado. Clar√≠n (30 December 1982), cultural supplement, p. 3. [Poem.]

Prefaces

  • Pr√≥logo. Leopoldo Lugones. Antolog√≠a po√©tica. Madrid: Alianza, 1982. 160 pp. [Selection and introduction by Borges.]
  • Pr√≥logo. Silvina Ocampo. Autobiograf√≠a de Irene. Buenos Aires: Ediciones de Arte Gaglianone, 1982.
  • Pr√≥logo. Ezequiel Mart√≠nez Estrada. La inundaci√≥n. Buenos Aires: Ediciones de Arte Gaglianone, 1982.
  • Pr√≥logo. Franz Kafka. La metamorfosis. Buenos Aires: Orion, 1982.
  • Pr√≥logo. Eduardo Wilde. La primera noche del cementerio. Buenos Aires: Ediciones de Arte Gaglianone, 1982.
  • Preface. Mar√≠a Luisa Bombal. New Islands and Other Stories. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1982.
  • Pr√≥logo. Sig Synnenstvedt. Swedenborg: Testigo de lo invisible. Buenos Aires: Marymar, 1982.

Translations

  • Hermann Hesse. 5 poes√≠as. Buenos Aires: Engadin, 1982. [Translations by Borges and Roberto Alifano: Elisabeth, Nueva experiencia, En alguna parte, Para ninon, Lamento.]

Criticism

  • Carlos Cort√≠nez, ed. Simply a Man of Letters. Orono: University of Maine Press, 1982. 353 pp.