Jorge Luis Borges


Born
in Buenos Aires, Argentina
August 24, 1899

Died
June 14, 1986

Genre

Influences


Jorge Francisco Isidoro Luis Borges Acevedo, usually referred to as Jorge Luis Borges (Spanish pronunciation: [xoɾxe lwis boɾxes]), was an Argentine writer 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. Borges was fluent in several languages. He was a target of political persecution during the Peron regime, and supported the military juntas that overthrew it.

Due to a hereditary condition, Borges became blind in his late fifties. In 1955, he was appointed director of the National Public Library (Biblioteca N
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“I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.”
Jorge Luis Borges

“I am not sure that I exist, actually. I am all the writers that I have read, all the people that I have met, all the women that I have loved; all the cities I have visited.”
Jorge Luis Borges

“I cannot sleep unless I am surrounded by books.”
Jorge Luis Borges

Polls

February 2016 Monthly Short Story Poll

1942, The Stranger by Albert Camus, 123 pages
 
  27 votes, 17.9%

1915, The Metamorphosis, Franz Kafka, 98 pages
 
  24 votes, 15.9%

1945, Animal Farm by George Orwell, 102 pages
 
  24 votes, 15.9%

1952, Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett, 109 pages
 
  17 votes, 11.3%

1937, Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, 103 pages
 
  16 votes, 10.6%

 
  9 votes, 6.0%

1871, Carmilla by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, 108 pages
 
  8 votes, 5.3%

1936, Double Indemnity by James M. Cain, 115 pages
 
  7 votes, 4.6%

1960, Dreamtigers by Jorge Luis Borges, 96 pages
 
  6 votes, 4.0%

1894, A Respectable Woman by Kate Chopin, 26 pages
 
  6 votes, 4.0%

1912, Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw, 96 pages
 
  5 votes, 3.3%

 
  2 votes, 1.3%

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