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University of Pittsburgh

Bibliographies for 1959




Translations into various languages.


Borges continues living at Calle Maipú 994, CABA.

Historical Context

Labor strikes. Frondizi adopts repressive policies against labor organizations. Under pressure from the US, Argentina refuses to condemn the Cuban Revolution. Frondizi signs business-friendly contracts with foreign-owned oil companies. 


  • Poemas. Buenos Aires: Colombo, 1959. 24 pp. [Edition of 25 copies.]
  • Poema de los dones, Los espejos, El otro tigre. [Poems included in El hacedor.]

Periodical Publications

  • La obra y el destino de Walt Whitman. Anales del Instituto Popular de Conferencias 39 (December 1959), pp. 113-15. [Talk given in August 1958, and covered in an article in La Prensa on 2 August 1958. Included in Textos recobrados 1956-1986, pp. 43-47.] 
  • El puñal. Ficción 18 (March-April 1959), p. 6. [Text included in second edition of Evaristo Carriego.]
  • Ragnarök. Sur 257 (March-April 1959), p. 50. [Short prose piece included in El hacedor.]
  • Adolfo Bioy: Antes del novecientos. Sur 257 (March-April 1959), pp. 61-62. [Review of book by Bioy Casares's father, included in Borges en Sur, pp. 287-89.]
  • Lo que nos dijo: Jorge Luis Borges. Clarín (19 July 1959), pp. 6-7. [Response to survey on Boedo and Florida, included in Textos recobrados 1956-1986, pp. 327-29.]
  •  Los espejos. La Nación (30 August 1959), p. 1. [Poem included in El hacedor.]
  •  La luna. Sur 260 (September-October 1959), pp. 13-15. [Poem included in El hacedor.]
  • El caso Lolita. Sur 260 (September-October 1959), pp. 49-50. [Response to debate about censorship of Argentine translation of the Nabokov novel, included in Borges en Sur, pp. 308-09.]
  • La música y las fiestas. Notas 2.13 (November-December 1959). [Brief prose text  included in Textos recobrados 1956-1986, p. 50.]


  • Prólogo. Osvaldo Rossler. Buenos Aires. Buenos Aires: Talleres Gráficos Taladriz, 1959.
  • Prólogo. Ray Bradbury. Crónicas marcianas. Buenos Aires: Minotauro, 1959, pp. 7-9. [Preface included in Prólogos.]
  • Prólogo. Ryunosuke Akutagawa. Kappa. Los engranajes. Buenos Aires: Mundo nuevo, 1959.


  • Rafael Gutiérrez Girardot. Jorge Luis Borges: ensayo e interpretación. Madrid: Insula, 1959. 139 pp.