Jorge Luis Borges

Jorge Luis Borges

Born: August 24, 1899

Died: June 14, 1986

Nationality: Argentinian

Occupation: Poet, writer, critic, librarian

Biography: Jorge Francisco Isidoro Luis Borges, known as Jorge Luis Borges, was an Argentine short-story writer, essayist, poet and translator born in Buenos Aires. His work embraces the character of unreality in all literature.

Source/Notes: As quoted in: "Democracy and Dictatorship in Latin America: A Special Publication Devoted Entirely to the Voices and Opinions of Writers from Latin America" (1982) by Octavio Paz

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Jorge Luis Borges

“Life itself is a quotation.”

- Jorge Luis Borges

Source/Notes: Quoted in Cool Memories (1987) by Jean Baudrillard, (trans. 1990) Ch. 5; heard by Baudrillard at a lecture given in Paris.

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