University of Pittsburgh

Daniel Balderston

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.

Books

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, Edinburgh, 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

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