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.
Others non-spefi books (7)
| Collected Fictions |
1998 | magical realism, short stories
| The Book of Sand |
1977 | magical realism, short stories
| A Universal History of Infamy |
1972 | magical realism, short stories
| Dr. Brodie's Report |
1970 | magical realism, short stories
| The Book of Imaginary Beings |
1969 | magical realism
| Labyrinths |
1964 | magical realism, short stories
| Ficciones |
1962 | magical realism, short stories