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Bibliographies for 1912

Timeline

1912

Biography

 Death of poet Evaristo Carriego, friend of the Borges family. Borges would later write several essays and a 1930 biographical essay on him. Borges withdraws from primary school on Calle Thames after being bullied. No further formal schooling until March 1913.

The family spent the summer in a country house in the Calle Mac√≠as, Adrogu√©, Greater Buenos Aires.

Historical Context

Passing of the ‚ÄúS√°enz Pe√Īa law‚ÄĚ granting universal male suffrage, guaranteeing the secret ballot, and making voting mandatory.   

Locations

The family continued living in the house at Serrano 2147.