University of Pittsburgh

Daniel Balderston

1919

Biography

Travels in Italy and Spain. First two publications:

"Chronique des lettres espagnoles. Trois nouveaux livres." La feuille (Geneva): 20 August 1919. [Included in Textos recobrados, 1919-1929.]

"Himno del mar." Poem dedicated to Adriana del Valle. Grecia 37 (Dec. 1919): 3-4. [Included in Textos recobrados 1919-1929.]

Locations

Travels in Italy, brief return to Geneva, then travels in Spain.

 

1923

Biography

Relationship with Concepción Guerrero. Publication of the magazine Proa. Publication of first book, Fervor de Buenos Aires. Borges family departs on second trip to Europe in July, with visits to England, France, Switzerland and Spain.

Locations

1974

Biography

Single volume Obras completas includes a fictive encyclopedia entry on Borges from 2074. La Opinión publishes a Spanish translation of "An Autobiographical Essay."

Locations

Borges continues living at Calle Maipú 994, CABA. 

Historical Context

1996

First issue of Variaciones Borges published at the University of Aarhus. To consult this issue, click here. 

1914

Biography

 Borges family (including the maternal grandmother) leaves for Europe on 3 February 1914 on a German ship, the Sierra Nevada. Arrival in Geneva in April, where they move into an apartment at 17 rue Malagnou (now 9 rue Ferdinand Hodler). Borges begins his studies at the Collège Calvin. Beginning of friendship with Maurice Abramowicz and Simon Jichlinski. 

Historical Context

1910

Biography

Translation of Oscar Wilde's "The Happy Prince" by "Jorge Borges (hijo) published in the newspaper El País on 25 June 1910.

Historical Context

Roque Sáenz Peña elected president. Celebration of the Centennial of the May Revolution. Passing of the “Law of Social Defense”, designed to control and repress labor militants.

Locations

The family continued living in the house at Serrano 2147.

 

1905

Biography

Death of Isidoro Suárez Laprida, maternal grandfather, subject of an important poem 25 years later. First writings, in English and Spanish.

Historical Context

Failed revolutionary attempt by the Radical Party. Foundation of newspaper La Razón.

Locations

The family continued living in the house at Serrano 2147.


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