University of Pittsburgh

Daniel Balderston

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

1969

Biography

Travels to Israel and the United States.

Locations

Borges lives with his first wife Elsa Astute Millán at Belgrano 1337. Late in the year Borges participates in a conference at the University of Oaklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma. After the conference he tours other locations in the United States, most notably Michigan State University in East Lansing, where he gives a poetry reading.

Historical Context

1968

Biography

Continuation of Norton Lectures at Harvard. Travels in the United States. Return to Buenos Aires in April. Travels to Chile, Europe and Israel.

Locations

Borges lives with his first wife Elsa Astute Millán at Belgrano 1337.

Historical Context

Split of the Peronist dominated CGT.   

Books

1967

Biography

Marriage on 21 September 1967 to Elsa Astete Millán. Norton Lectures at Harvard University (late 1967 and early 1968).

Locations

Borges lives with his first wife Elsa Astute Millán at Belgrano 1337. He visits Harvard and Boston.

Historical Context

Free-market advocate Adalbert Krieger Vassena appointed minister of the Economy.

Books

1965

Biography

First trip to Peru. Various international prizes. Trip to Colombia and Chile, accompanied by Esther Zemborain de Torres. Gave four lectures on the tango at Calle General Hornos 1 in Buenos Aires.

Locations

Borges makes trips to London and Florence.

Historical Context

Led by union leader Augusto T. Vandor  Peronism succees in parliamentary elections.  Increasing split between Vandor and Perón.

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