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Jorge Luis Borges (1899–1986)

Borges was born into an upper class family, and received his education in Buenos Aires, Cambridge, and Geneva. He began writing as a student, and when in 1918 he settled in Spain, it was as a member of an experimental literary group. He returned to Argentina in 1921, and had his first poems published in 1923. He loved Buenos Aires. He lost his ... See full bio »


(age 86) in Geneva, Switzerland

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 2011 The Language of the Fox (Short) (original story)
 2011 El Aleph (Video)
 2010 The Intruder (Short) (inspiration)
 2010 Five No Budget Films (story for "The Sandbook")
 2008 Movajehe (story)
 2008 La Argentina (Short) (quotation)
 2006 The Secret Miracle (TV Short) (short story - uncredited)
 2003 Singing Behind Screens (short story "The Widow Ching, Lady Pirate" - uncredited)
 2003 Variaciones 1/113 (poem)
 2002 Tomo VII (Short) (story)
 2002 La Rencontre (Short)
 1999 El Aleph (Short) (story)
 1999 El encuentro (story)
 1998 El milagro secreto (Short) (story)
 1994 El fin del comienzo (Short) (story)
 1993 Die Inschrift des Gottes (Short) (short story)
  Cuentos de Borges (TV Series) (story - 4 episodes, 1992 - 1993) (short story - 2 episodes, 1993)
- The Gospel According to Mark (1993) ... (story)
- La intrusa (1993) ... (story)
- Emma Zunz (1993) ... (short story - as J.L. Borges)
- La otra historia de Rosendo Juárez (1993) ... (short story)
- Death and the Compass (1992) ... (story)
 1991 The Leaves of a Cypress (Short)
 1988 Alles istories (Short) (short story)
 1987 Gost (story "The Gospel According to Mark")
 1986 La rose de Paracelse (Short) (short story)
 1985 La intrusa (Short) (story)
 1984 Curso y recurso (Short) (story)
 1984 Cosmoagonia (Documentary short)
 1983/I Sad (Short) (story)
 1979 A Intrusa (story)
 1978 I problemi di Don Isidro (TV Series) (novel)
 1977 Spiderweb (Short) (story "Death and the Compass" - uncredited)
 1975 Ghazal (story)
 1975 Los orilleros
 1975 Cacique Bandeira (story)
 1974 The Others
 1971 La maschera del minotauro (Short) (short story)
 1971 Los grandes relatos (TV Series) (1 episode)
- El Aleph (1971)
 1970 The Spider's Stratagem (story "Tema del traidor y del héroe" - as J.L. Borges)
 1970 Review (TV Series documentary) (from a story by - 1 episode)
- The Immortal (1970) ... (from a story by)
 1969 Emma Zunz (Short) (novel)
 1969 Invasion (screenplay) / (story)
 1968 Los taitas (Short) (novel)
 1967 Los contrabandistas (Short) (novel)
 1966 Emma Zunz (Short) (story)
 1962 Man on Pink Corner (story)
 1954 Days of Hate (screenplay) / (story "Emma Zunz")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

"Tango Americano", "Playboy" (USA), December 1986, pg. 86-87.

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 1 Article | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

J.L. Borges

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Personal Quote:

[his view of the human condition] We walk the corridors, searching the shelves and rearranging them, looking for lines of meaning amid leagues of cacophony and incoherence, reading the history of the past and of the future, collecting the thoughts of others, and - every so often - glimpsing mirrors, in which we may recognize creatures of the information. See more »


The character of the old and blind librarian Jorge de Burgos in The Name of the Rose (1986) was based on Borges, according to author Umberto Eco. See more »

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