Jorge Luis Borges (Jorge Francisco Isidoro Luis Borges Acevedo)
BiographyBuenos Aires, Argentina
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 eyesight during the 1950's, but continued to write prolifically. His works have been translated into many languages. Brilliant, courtly, and thoughtful, Borges was director of the National Library of Argentina for many years. Read more... married Maria Kodama, with whom he had collaborated on his last book.