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Jorge Luis Borges

Jorge Luis Borges was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1899. He wrote close to fifty collections of essays, short stories, and poems.  El idioma de los argentinos (The Language of the Argentines) (1928), Ficciones (Fictions) (1944), and Fervor de Buenos Aires (1923) are respectively noteworthy representations of his feats in each genre. His best-known short stories include “Tlón, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius” (1940), “El jardin de los senderos que se bifurcan” (Garden of Forking Paths) (1941), and “El aleph” (The Aleph) (1945), which first appeared either in literary journals such as Sur or in collected fiction. Many were later published in translation in volumes such as Labyrinths: Selected Stories and Other Writings (1962). Borges was awarded the Buenos Aires Municipal Literary Prize, the Major National Literature Prize in Argentina, the Alfonso Reyes Prize in Mexico, the Balzan Prize in Italy, the Gold Medal of Menéndez Pelayo University in Spain, and the Miguel de Cervantes Award. He is the recipient of honorary degrees from Columbia University, Oxford University, University of the Sorbonne, and Harvard University, among others. Borges served as the director of the National Library in Buenos Aires. He also served as professor of English and U.S. literature at the Universidad Pontíficia Santa María de Buenos Aires, and visiting professor at numerous universities worldwide. He died in 1986 in Geneva, Switzerland.

Jorge Luis Borges nació en Buenos Aires, Argentina en 1899. Es el autor de cerca de cincuenta colecciones de ensayos, cuentos y poesía, entre los cuales se destacan El idioma de los argentinos (1928), Ficciones (1944), y Fervor de Buenos Aires (1923). Entre sus cuentos más conocidos se incluyen “Tlón, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius” (1940), “El Jardin de los senderos que se bifurcan” (1941), y “El aleph” (1945), los cuales fueron publicados originalmente en revistas literarias como Sur y otras colecciones. Su obra fue traducida y compilada en volúmenes como Labyrinths: Selected Stories and Other Writings (Laberintos: cuentos seleccionados y otros escritos) (1962). Borges recibió el Premio Municipal de Literatura de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires, el Gran Premio Nacional de Literatura en Argentina, el Premio Alfonso Reyes en México, el Premio Balzan en Italia, la Medalla de Oro de la Universidad Menéndez Pelayo en España, y el Premio Miguel de Cervantes. Fue nombrado Doctor Honoris Causa por la Universidad de Columbia, la Universidad de Oxford, La Sorbonne, y la Universidad de Harvard. Borges sirvió como director de la Biblioteca Nacional de Buenos Aires, y también sirvió como profesor de literatura Inglesa y Americana en la Universidad Pontificia Santa María de los Buenos Aires y como profesor visitante en numerosas universidades internacionales. Murió en Ginebra, Suiza en 1986.

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