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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 Macías, Adrogué, Greater Buenos Aires.

Historical Context

Passing of the “Sáenz Peña law” granting universal male suffrage, guaranteeing the secret ballot, and making voting mandatory.   

Locations

The family continued living in the house at Serrano 2147.