Jorge Luis Borges
#133 Overall Influence

Jorge Luis Borges

Argentine short story writer, essayist, poet and translator


Why is this person notable and influential?

Jorge Francisco Isidoro Luis Borges Acevedo was an Argentine short-story writer, essayist, poet and translator, and a key figure in Spanish-language and universal literature. His best-known books, Ficciones and El Aleph , published in the 1940s, are compilations of short stories interconnected by common themes, including dreams, labyrinths, philosophy, libraries, mirrors, fictional writers, and mythology. Borges’ works have contributed to philosophical literature and the fantasy genre, and have been considered by some critics to mark the beginning of the magic realist movement in 20th century Latin American literature. His late poems converse with such cultural figures as Spinoza, Camões, and Virgil.
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University of Buenos Aires
University of Buenos Aires

Public university in Argentina

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National University of La Plata
National University of La Plata

Public university in Argentina

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Notable Works

What contributions to academia has this person made?
  • Ulrikke
  • The Mirror and the Mask
  • Buch der Träume
  • Seven Nights
  • Three Versions of Judas
  • Venticinque agosto 1983 e altri racconti inediti
  • Borges on Martín Fierro
  • The Library of Babel
  • There Are More Things
  • Tigres azules
  • The Other
  • Prologhi. Con un prologo ai prologhi
  • Brume, dei, eroi
  • The Gospel According to Mark
  • Testi prigionieri
  • Un modelo para la muerte
  • The Congress
  • Crónicas de Bustos Domecq
  • Deutsches Requiem
  • Labyrinths
  • A Universal History of Infamy
  • Evaristo Carriego: A Book About Old-Time Buenos Aires
  • Luna De Enfrente
  • La doctrina de los ciclos
  • Der Schwarze Spiegel
  • The Analytical Language of John Wilkins
  • Historia de la eternidad
  • La metáfora
  • Emma Zunz
  • Sferoj 2
  • L'invenzione della poesia. Le lezioni americane
  • The Immortal
  • The House of Asterion
  • El otro, el mismo
  • Inquisitions
  • Fervor de Buenos Aires
  • Cos'è il buddismo
  • Tom Castro, the Implausible Imposter
  • Other Inquisitions
  • Dos fantasías memorables
  • El Golem
  • The Approach to Al-Mu'tasim
  • Shakespeare's Memory
  • A New Refutation of Time
  • De las alegorías a las novelas
  • El tamaño de mi esperanza
  • Book of Imaginary Beings
  • El tiempo circular
  • Libro del Cielo y del Infierno

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#32 World Rank
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