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Readers also enjoyed. Short Stories. About Jorge Luis Borges. Jorge Luis Borges. In , his family moved to Switzerland where he attended school and traveled to Spain. On his return to Argentina in , Borges began publishing his poems and essays in Surrealist literary journals. He also worked as a librarian and public lecturer. Borges was fluent in several languages. He was a target of political persecution during the Peron regime, and supported the military juntas that overthrew it.

Due to a hereditary condition, Borges became blind in his late fifties. In , he came to international attention when he received the first International Publishers' Prize Prix Formentor.

His work was translated and published widely in the United States and in Europe. He died in Geneva, Switzerland, in Coetzee said of Borges: "He, more than anyone, renovated the language of fiction and thus opened the way to a remarkable generation of Spanish American novelists.

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El etnógrafo

RSS - Entradas. RSS - Comentarios. The case was recounted to me in Texas, but it had happened in another state. It concerns a lone protagonist, although in all the stories, the protagonists are thousands, visible and invisible, alive and dead. He was called, I believe, Fred Murdock. There is nothing strange about him, not even that fictitious peculiarity that is so typical in young men.


Hi Vanessa! Amazing photograph. I like the way you connect El etnografo with El sur regarding Borges use of contradictory language. I also like that you point out that the character is a an of few words- much like the brevity of Borges texts. I think this relates well with Jackie's post actually. Borges uses paradoxical language to describe his characters and their experiences, constructing what seems like a binary way of understanding. Is there a third way of understanding that he's trying to get out that is just, as Jackie points us to, absent from the text?





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