Jorge Luis Borges Biography

Jorge Francisco Isidoro Luis Borges KBE, was an Argentine short-story writer, essayist, poet and translator, and a key figure in Spanish language literature. His work embraces the "character of unreality in all literature". His best-known books, Ficciones and The Aleph, published in the 1940s, are compilations of short stories interconnected by common themes, including dreams, labyrinths, libraries, mirrors, fictional writers, philosophy, and religion.

Borges's works have contributed to philosophical literature and also to the fantasy genre. Critic Ángel Flores, the first to use the term magical realism to define a genre that reacted against the dominant realism and naturalism of the 19th century, considers the beginning of the movement to be the release of Borges's A Universal History of Infamy. However, some critics would consider Borges to be a predecessor and not actually a magical realist. His late poems dialogue with such cultural figures as Spinoza, Camões, and Virgil.

In 1914 his family moved to Switzerland, where he studied at the Collège de Genève. The family travelled widely in Europe, including stays in Spain. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Jorge Luis Borges
Nationality:
Argentina
Profession:
Critic, Poet, Writer, Librarian, Novelist, Screenwriter, Essayist, Translator, Author
Ethnicity:
Criollo people, Argentines
Date of Birth:
August 24, 1899
Astrological Sign:
Virgo
Date of Death:
June 14, 1986
Age at Death:
86
Cause of Death:
Liver tumour
Marriages
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