Jorge Luis Borges

Jorge Luis Borges

Jorge Luis Borges (1899–1986) was an Argentine  writer, essayist, and poet born in Buenos Aires. In 1914 his family moved to Switzerland where he attended school and traveled to Spain. On his return to Argentina in 1921, Borges began publishing his poems and essays in surrealist literary journals. He also worked as a librarian and public lecturer. In 1955 he was appointed director of the National Public Library and professor of Literature at the University of Buenos Aires. In 1961 he came to international attention when he received the first International Publishers' Prize, the Prix Formentor. His work was translated and published widely in the United States and in Europe. Borges himself was fluent in several languages. He died in Geneva, Switzerland, in 1986.

His most famous books, Ficciones (1944) and The Aleph (1949), are compilations of short stories interconnected by common themes: dreams, labyrinths, libraries, fictional writers and works. His works have contributed significantly to the genre of magical realism.

Photo: Borges in 1951, by Grete Stern.

Source: Wikipedia.


Edited: Thialfi July 28, 2010
Books by Jorge Luis Borges
Ficciones
Labyrinths
The Book of Imaginary Beings7.00
Dr. Brodie's Report7.20
A Universal History of Infamy
The Book of Sand
Collected Fictions

Others non-spefi books (7)


1998 | magical realism, short stories

1977 | magical realism, short stories

1972 | magical realism, short stories

1970 | magical realism, short stories

1969 | magical realism

1964 | magical realism, short stories

1962 | magical realism, short stories