Books by Jorge Luis Borges

  • La lettera scarlatta

  • 739,199 ratings
  • June 1st 2004 by Arnoldo Mondadori Editore

    (first published March 16th 1850)

  • La Señora Dalloway

  • 236,187 ratings
  • October 8th 2015 by Createspace

    (first published May 14th 1925)

  • Un cuarto propio

  • 131,563 ratings
  • January 21st 2000 by Colofón

    (first published September 1929)

  • Hojas de hierba

  • 94,265 ratings
  • 1969 by Editorial Lumen

    (first published July 1st 1855)

  • La Piedra Lunar

  • 84,621 ratings
  • January 31st 1972 by Compañía General Fabril Editora, S. A.

    (first published August 1st 1868)

  • Orlando

  • 66,461 ratings
  • November 1st 1993 by Sudamericana

    (first published October 11th 1928)

  • Ficciones

  • 52,326 ratings
  • February 1st 1994 by Grove Press

    (first published 1944)

  • Der Schreiber Bartleby

  • 50,939 ratings
  • October 1st 2007 by Edition Buechergilde GmbH

    (first published December 1853)

Jorge Luis Borges
  • Jorge Luis Borges

  • Date of birth: August 24, 1899
  • Died: June 14, 1986
  • Born: in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

  • Description: Jorge Francisco Isidoro Luis Borges Acevedo, usually referred to as Jorge Luis Borges (Spanish pronunciation: [xoɾxe lwis boɾxes]), was an Argentine writer and poet born in Buenos Aires. In 1914, his family moved to Switzerland where he attended school and traveled to Spain. On his return to Argentina in 1921, 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 1955, he was appointed director of the National Public Library (Biblioteca Nacional) and professor of Literature at the University of Buenos Aires. In 1961, 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 1986.

    J. M. 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."