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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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 2018/I In Memoriam (Short) (Poem 3)
 2017 The Secret Miracle (Short) (story)
 2014 Trois contes de Borges (short stories "El otro", "El disco", "El libro de arena")
 2013 La materia de los sueños (Short) (inspired by)
 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 La Argentina (Short) (quotation)
 2008 Movajehe (story)
 2006 The Secret Miracle (TV Short) (short story - uncredited)
 2003 Variaciones 1/113 (poem)
 2003 Cantando dietro i paraventi (short story "The Widow Ching, Lady Pirate" - uncredited)
 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)
- El evangelio según Marcos (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 Cosmoagonia (Documentary short)
 1984 Curso y recurso (Short) (story)
 1983/I Sad (Short) (story)
 1979 A Intrusa (story)
 1979 Escrito en América (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode)
- El hombre de la esquina rosada (1979) ... (novel)
 1978 I problemi di Don Isidro (TV Series) (novel)
 1977 Spiderweb (Short) (story "Death and the Compass" - uncredited)
 1976 Ghazal (story)
 1975 Los orilleros
 1975 Cacique Bandeira (story)
 1974 Les autres
 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)
 1969 Emma Zunz (Short) (novel)
 1969 Invasión (screenplay) / (story)
 1968 Los taitas (Short) (novel)
 1967 Los contrabandistas (Short) (novel)
 1966 Emma Zunz (Short) (story)
 1954 Days of Hate (adaptation) / (story "Emma Zunz")
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Story: "The Gospel According to Mark". NOTE: Filmed as Gost (1987). See more »

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

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J.L. Borges

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It is a laborious madness and an impoverishing one, the madness of composing vast books--setting out in five hundred pages an idea that can be perfectly related orally in five minutes. The better way to go about it is to pretend that those books already exist, and offer a summary, a commentary on them. I have chosen to write notes on imaginary books. See more »


His style is so distinct that his name has become an adjective, "Borgesian". The term is generally applied to works that play with a reader's perceptions of conventional reality, usually by destabilizing notions of time and space, blurring the boundaries of fact, fiction, and philosophy, or blending artistic invention with mock criticism and academia. Other elements of the Borgesian style are ... See more »

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