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Daniel Balderston

1955

Biography

After the overthrow of Perón in the "Revolución Libertadora," Borges is named director of the National Library. Becomes member of the Academia Argentina de Letras. 

Locations

Borges continues living at Calle Maipú 994, CABA.

Historical Context

1953

Biography

Beginning of publication of the Obras completas as a set of individual volumes, under the direction of José Edmundo Clemente. Roger Caillois translates some of the stories of El Aleph into French. 

Locations

Borges continues living at Calle Maipú 994, CABA. 

Historical Context

Peronist masses set the exclusive Jockey Club afire.

Books

1951

Biography

Serious study of Old English and medieval Germanic literatures. Paul Verdevoye translates Ficciones into French. Lecture "El escritor argentino y la tradición" (published in 1953).

Locations

Borges continues living at Calle Maipú 994, CABA. Travels to La Plata, Castelar, Chivilcoy, and Montevideo.

Historical Context

1950

Biography

Elected president of the Sociedad Argentina de Escritores for the period 1950-1953. Teaches English literature at the Asociación Argentina de Cultura Inglesa and the Colegio Libre de Estudios Superiores. Very active giving talks.

Locations

Borges continues living at Calle Maipú 994, CABA. Travels to La Plata, San Fernando, Santiago del Estero, Avellaneda, Tucumán, Montevideo, Resistencia, Corrientes, and Encarcación.

Historical Context

1948

Biography

Borges's mother and sister are arrested for participating in an unauthorized demonstration against the new Peronist constitution; the mother is sentenced to house arrest and Norah spends a month in prison.

Locations

Borges continues living at Calle Maipú 994, CABA. 

Historical Context

Nationalization of British-owned railways.

Periodical Publications

1947

Biography

Los Anales de Buenos Aires closes toward the end of this year. 

Locations

Borges continues living at Calle Maipú 994, CABA. 

Historical context

Passing of legislation granting women the right to vote.

Books

1946

Biography

Under political pressure for having signed anti-Peronist declarations, forced to resign from his job at the Biblioteca Municipal Miguel Cané. Beginning of career giving talks in the Argentine provinces and in Uruguay. Founds and directs Los Anales de Buenos Aires.

Locations

Borges continues living at Calle Maipú 994, CABA. 

Historical Context

Perón elected president.

Books

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 Maipú 994 where he will live for most of the rest of his life.

Locations

Borges moves to an apartment at Calle Maipú 994, CABA.. This was Borges’s last home in Buenos Aires until the 1985 departure for Geneva.

 

Historical Context

1938

Biography

Borges's father, Jorge Guillermo Borges Haslam, dies on 24 February 1938. Borges begins working at the Miguel Cané Library in Almagro Sur; he lives with his mother, sister and brother-in-law at Anchorena 1972. Accident on 24 December 1938 results in septicemia.

Locations

Borges continues to live at Calle Quintana 222, Buenos Aires.

Historical Context

Roberto M. Ortiz (‘anti-Personalist’) and Ramón S. Castillo (Conservative) elected President and Vice-President, respectively.

1937

Biography

Continuing regular collaboration in El Hogar

Locations

Borges continues to live at Calle Quintana 222, Buenos Aires.

Book

  • Antología clásica de la literatura argentina. Buenos Aires: Kapelusz, 1937. 445 pp. [With Pedro Henríquez Ureña. Preface included in Textos recobrados 1931-1955, pp. 165-67.]

Periodical Publications

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