Jorge Luis Borges: 25 anniversary of his death
June 14, 2011
Today we remember the 25th anniversary of the death of Argentine writer Jorge Francisco Isidoro Luis Borges, who was born in Buenos Aires on August 24, 1899 and died in Geneva on June 14, 1986.
He was and is considered one of the lead authors of the twentieth century literature.
Borges went blind at age 55, and was a controversial figure, with policy positions that prevented him from winning the Nobel Prize for Literature, being a candidate for nearly thirty years.
He was a lover of philosophy, theology, mathematics and mythology, using them in her writing, as in, short stories, poems and essays.