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Daniel Balderston

1926

Biography

Proa ceases publication after fifteen issues. Borges contributes to the literary supplement of the newspaper La Prensa. Second book of essays. 

Historical Context

Major victory of the “Yrigoyenista” sector of the Radical Party in congressional elections.

Locations

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

 

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1918

Biography

Death in Geneva of Leonor Suárez Haedo de Acevedo, maternal grandmother. End of studies at Collège Calvin. Travels in Switzerland and France. 

Locations

In June the family visits various cities in Switzerland, then settle in Hotel du Lac, Lugano, at the end of August.

Historical Context

Movement to reform Universities begins in the city of Córdoba. Major strikes at meat-packing plants in the province of Buenos Aires.

1917

Biography

Borges continues studies at the Collège Calvin in Geneva. Expresses sympathies with Russian Revolution in letters to Roberto Godel. Borges's father, Jorge Guillermo Borges, writes La senda, which remains unpublished until its 2015 publication by the Borges Center.

Locations

Continues living on the Rue de Malagnou, Geneva.

 

1916

Biography

The Battle of the Somme, which began 1 July 1916, is evoked in "El jardín de senderos que se bifurcan." Borges continues studies at the Collège Calvin.

Historical Context

Hipólito Yirigoyen, candidate of the Radical Party, elected president.

Locations

Continues living on the Rue de Malagnou, Geneva.

 

1915

Biography

Continues studies at the Collège Calvin.

Historical Context

Syndicalism becomes the dominant force in the labor movement and controls the workers’ organization FOR A.

Locations

Continues living on the Rue de Malagnou, Geneva.


 

1927

Biography

Participation in the campaign for a second term as president of Hipólito Yrigoyen. Closing of Martín Fierro due to political pressure from Borges and others for the magazine to support Yrigoyen. 

Historical Context

Foundation of La Nueva República, right-wing newspaper. Creation of the government-owned company Factory of Military Airplanes. Colgate and Palmolive in Argentina.

Locations

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

1903

Locations

The family moved back into the house at 840 Tucumán, which Leonor Suárez and Isidoro Acevedo gave to their daughter as a gift.

 

1961

Biography

Formentor Prize, awarded by an international group of publishers, to Borges and Samuel Beckett. Italian government recognizes Borges with title of Commendatore. First trip to the United States, where he taught at the University of Texas and lectured at various other universities. José Bianco resigns as director of Sur after going to Cuba, which caused a break with Victoria Ocampo.

Locations

In September Borges begins a semester at the University of Texas in Austin as a visiting professor.

1945

Biography

Complex and passionate involvement with Estela Canto, recounted by her in Borges a contraluz

Historical Context

1909

Historical Context

Workers’ mobilization repressed by the government (the “Red Week”). Assassination of the Buenos Aires Chief of Police by an Anarchist militant. 

Locations

The family continued living in the house at Serrano 2147.

 

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