Jorge Luis Borges

Jorge Luis Borges
Jorge Luis Borges was born on August 24 in 1899 in Buenos Aires. Educated in Switzerland, in 1918, he moved to Spain, where he joined a group of avant-garde poets, ultraistam.

After returning to Argentina in 1921, Borges ultraizm embodied in rhyming verse of Buenos Aires. Already in his early works, he shone a magnificent erudition, knowledge of languages ??and philosophy, skillfully mastered the word. As time went by Borges began writing poetry and prose in the style of "fantasy".

feature of the style of Borges can be considered laconic prose fantasy, followed by skillfully hidden arguments about the serious scientific problems, sometimes taking the form of adventure and detective stories. The effect of the authenticity of the fictional events Borges achieved by introducing into the narrative episodes Argentine history, names of contemporary writers, the facts of his own biography. In the 1920s he became one of the founders of the avant-garde in the Spanish-speaking Latin American poetry.

In the early 1950s he returned to poetry, poetry of this period are mostly elegiac character, written in classic sizes, rhyme. In them, as in his other works, is dominated by the theme of the labyrinth, the mirrors and the world, treated as a never-ending book.

In 1955, Borges was appointed director of the National Library of Argentina and held that post until 1973. In 1961 Borges shared with Samuel Beckett International Publishing Award, and in 1979 — the most prestigious award in the Spanish-speaking world for his services in the field of literature, the Cervantes Prize.

His last lifetime publication of a book "Atlas" (1985) — a collection of poetry, fantasy and travel notes.

Borges died in Geneva June 14 in 1986.