University of Pittsburgh

Abramowicz, Maurice

Childhood friend of Borges in Geneva, later a lawyer and political figure, 1901-81.

Fishburn and Hughes: "A Jewish lawyer, writer and poet whom Borges met in the College of Geneva in 1914 and with whom he formed a lifelong friendship. During his stay in Spain, Borges frequently wrote to Abramowicz on literary matters. Borges once told the authors that he had written 'The Unworthy Friend' as a memento of Abramowicz and an expression of his feelings of unworthiness towards him." (1-2)

Borges Index: 
Tres versiones de Judas, Ficciones, OC, 516. Homenaje a César Paladión, Crónicas de Bustos Domecq, OCC, 304. Elegía, CONJ, 33-34. Abramowicz, CONJ, 35-36. CF, 53-151. Paréntesis pasional, TR1, 27. Los primeros 25 años de Davar, TR3, 290. Borges, un tejedor de sueños, TR3, 373.