University of Pittsburgh

Daniel Balderston

1931

Biography

Victoria Ocampo begins publishing Sur. Initially Borges publishes mostly film and book reviews in the magazine, but later it will publish some of his most important stories and essays.

Locations

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

Historical Context

1930

Biography

Publishes biography and critical study of Evaristo Carriego. Victoria Ocampo prepares the launch of the magazine Sur; it is possible that Borges meets the young Adolfo Bioy Casares at one of these meetings.

Locations

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

Historical Context

1929

Biography

Third book of poems. Wins the segundo Premio Municipal de Literatura for El idioma de los Argentinos.

Historical Context

Assassination of anti-Yigoyen and popular leader Carlos W. Lencina in the province of San Juan.  Beginning of the Great Depression. RCA Victor begins operations.

Locations

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

Book

1928

Biography

Third book of essays. Second presidency of Hipólito Yrigoyen (to be interrupted by a military coup in 1930). Collaboration in a variety of newspapers and magazines. Eye operation. Sister Norah marries Guillermo de Torre. Suicide of friend Francisco López Merino in La Plata.

Historical Context

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.

 

Book

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 Borges's father, Jorge Guillermo Borges, writes La senda, which remains unpublished until its 2015 publication by the Borges Center.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.

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