Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Todays Google doodles – Jorge Luis Borges 112th birthday
Born to a respected Argentine family, Borges interest in literature was triggered by the books in his father’s library. In 1914 Borges moved to Switzerland with his family, where he learned French and German and also received his bachelor’s degree. While in Europe, Borges also spent a year in Spain, where he joined the Ultraist movement of avant-garde poets.
Upon his return to Argentina in 1921 he established the Ultraist movement in South America. Borges’ first published work was a volume of poems titled Fervor de Buenos Aires, poemas.