University of Pittsburgh

Daniel Balderston

1980

Biography

Cervantes Prize (shared with Gerardo Diego) awarded in Spain. Other literary prizes in Buenos Aires and Paris. Travels to Japan and the United States.

Locations

Borges travels to New York, Chicago, Boston, Indiana, Spain, Paris, and Italy.

Historical Context

Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, human rights advocate, awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

Books

1979

Biography

Publication of the single-volume Obras completas en colaboración. Awards in Germany, France and Iceland. Trip to Japan with María Kodama, and to New York, invited by the PEN Club.

Locations

Borges visits Paris, Germany, Iceland, and Japan.

Historical Context

Interamerican Commission for Human Rights investigate crimes against humanity.

Books

1978

Biography

The Sorbonne awards him a doctorate honoris causa. Travels to Mexico, Colombia and Ecuador.

Locations

Borges travels to Geneva, Egypt, Mexico, Colombia, and Ecuador.

Historical Context

Argentina wins the Soccer World Cup held in Argentina. Argentina and Chile on the brink of an armed conflict because of a border dispute.

Books

1977

Biography

Travels to Italy, France and Switzerland. Awarded doctorate honoris causa from the Universidad Nacional de Tucumán.

Locations

Borges visits Paris, Geneva, Italy, and Greece.

Historical Context

The “Mothers of Plaza de Mayo” (mothers of the disappeared) organize and begin their struggle for human rights.

Books

1976

Biography

Military coup against Isabel Perón government, 24 March 1976. Travels to Spain, the United States, Mexico and Chile. Symposium on Borges at the University of Maine. The University of Cincinnati gives him a doctorate honoris causa, as does the Universidad de Santiago in Chile. Receives the Orden de Mérito de Bernardo O'Higgins from the Pinochet government in Chile.

Locations

1975

Biography

Death of mother, Leonor Acevedo Suárez de Borges, on 8 July 1975 at the age of 99. Travels to Michigan State University where he teaches for the semester, giving numerous talks at US universities. 

Locations

Borges travels to Michigan.

Historical Context

1973

Biography

Resignation as the director of the National Library when Peronism returns to power. Donation to the National Library of part of his library, now annotated in Borges, libros y lecturas (2010). Travels to Madrid and Mexico City; receives the Premio Alfonso Reyes. La Nación dedicates a supplement to the fiftieth anniversary of Fervor de Buenos Aires.

Locations

Borges visits Spain and Mexico.

Historical Context

1972

Biography

Return to the United States to receive a doctorate honoris causa from the University of Michigan. Visits to Texas and New York.

Locations

Borges visits universities in Durham, North Carolina; Houston, Texas; and East Lansing, Michigan. 

Historical Context

1971

Biography

Fourth trip to the United States. Columbia University bestows a doctorate honoris causa and Yale hosts an "Encuentro con Jorge Luis Borges." Trip to Iceland, Scotland and England with María Kodama. Oxford gives him a doctorate honoris causa. Named "Ciudadano Ilustre" by the city of Bueos Aires. Wins the Jerusalem Prize.

Locations

Travels to United States, Iceland, Scotland and England.

Historical Context

1970

Biography

Receives the Premio Literario Iberoamericano in São Paulo. Separation from Elsa Astete Millán. Named member of the Hispanic Society of America.

Locations

Borges lives with his first wife Elsa Astute Millán at Belgrano 1337, then returns to Calle Maipú 994, CABA.

Historical Context

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