University of Pittsburgh

Daniel Balderston

1964

Biography

Travels to West Germany to a conference of the Congress for Cultural Freedom and an international writers congress. Travels to France, England and Spain. L'Herne publishes a massive special issue on Borges.

Locations

Borges travels to Germany, Denmark, Paris, London, York, Edinborough, Madrid, and Santiago de Compostela.

Historical Context

“Operation Return” to bring Perón back to Argentina fails.

Books

1963

Biography

Trip to Europe with his mother, visiting England, Scotland, France, Switzerland and Spain. Receives doctorate honoris causa from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia in Bogotá and speaks in Medellín.

Locations

Borges visits Bogotá and London for speaking engagements.

Historical Context

Arturo Illia, candidate of the Radical party, elected president.

Books

1960

Biography

Publication of El hacedor, poems and short prose, the first book of new poetry since 1929.

Locations

Borges continues living at Calle Maipú 994, CABA.

Books

1957

Biography

Restarts the magazine La Biblioteca, founded by Paul Groussac when he was director of the National Library. French translation, Enquetes, of Otras inquisiciones

Locations

Borges continues living at Calle Maipú 994, CABA.

Historical Context

Call to a constitutional convention. The election of delegates reveals the extent of the support for Perón. Constitutional amendment (art. 14 bis) grants social rights.

1954

Biography

Leopoldo Torre Nilsson films Días de odio, an adaptation of "Emma Zunz." Adolfo Prieto publishes the first critical monograph on Borges.

Locations

Borges continues living at Calle Maipú 994, CABA. 

 

Historical Context

Passing of the Law allowing divorce. Conflict between the Perón administration and the Catholic Church escalates.

Books

1952

Biography

Death of Macedonio Fernández. Publication of most influential book of essays, Otras inquisiciones

Locations

Borges continues living at Calle Maipú 994, CABA. Travels to Córdoba, Nogoyá, Gualeguaychú, Paraná, Gualeguay, and San Antonio de Areco.

Historical Context

Perón inaugurated. Evita dies.

Books

1949

Biography

Publication of second major collection of stories. Elected member of the Goethe Academy of São Paulo, Brazil. 

Locations

Borges continues living at Calle Maipú 994, CABA. 

Historical Context

The Constitution is amended to allow consecutive Presidential reelection.

Books

1943

Biography

First edition of collected poems, with many suppressions and changes. Lives with his mother in an apartment at Avenida Quintana 275.

Leonor Acevedo de Borges buys a small summer house in Adrogué that she  will own until 1952 or 1953.

Locations

Borges lives in an apartment at Avenida Quintana 275.

Historical Context

1942

Biography

Crime fiction in collaboration with Bioy Casares. Presents El jardín de senderos que se bifurcan for the Premio Nacional de Literatura; when it is not awarded the prize Sur publishes a special issue on Borges.

Locations

Borges continues to live in the apartment at Quintana 263.

Historical Context

1941

Biography

Publication of an anthology of Argentine poetry with Bioy and Silvina Ocampo. At the end of December, publication of book of short stories, El jardín de senderos que se bifurcan

Locations

Borges continues to live in the apartment at Quintana 263.

Books

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