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European immigrants) home. Researchers note that many of Borges’ poems centered on the older sections of the city, as if he is trying to recapture the “essence of a world that was disappearing before him”. By the early 1920’s, Borges had joined a group of young writers and he undertook the publication of a literary review. He wrote in “Prisma” , a magazine of art and poetry. He also associated alot with and was greatly influenced by Macedonio Fernandez, an “eccentric humorist-philosopher”. He was influenced by Fernandez’s view of the world and of intellectuals. In 1924, he wrote for the “Martin Fierro” review, that believed in “art for the sake of art”. This is where he first becomes famous, and in fact, it was for prose and not poetry. He also wrote

with a group called “ultraistas” who attempted to establish “correspondence between sound and color”. Borges learned there to “reduce lyricism to metaphor, combine several images into one, and rid of wordy, ‘poetic’ style”. He studied and wrote alot on mysteries of the world, it’s existence, and how it came to be. A theme of time exists through many of Borges’ writings (as you can see in the stories discussed earlier). Some say the traumatic return to Buenos Aires and his shy personality may be reasons for his interest in eternity and his desire for control of time. He admits in his poems that time moves on, the world changes, that he will grow old, and that the past is gone forever. He says that one can only rely on their memories (as he expresses in The

Other). In his fifties, Borges becomes blind, but continues to lecture in colleges and conferences around the world. During his lifetime, Borges was nominated several times for the Noble Prize in Literature. He wrote alot of short stories, literary reviews (based on books that never existed), poems and more. Although he passed away on June 14, 1986, his writings live on to be shared with all generations. When Borges was born, Hipolito Yrigoyen headed the Radical Civic Union. General Roca was president at that time and he defended the middle class (which was what Borges was). Argentina had alot of trade with Britain and helped the economy to flourish. The people became more educated. As you can see, Borges’ greatest influences were his childhood, familial background, and people

he met while starting to write. Borges writings are enjoyable and thought provoking. I definitely recommend it to people interested in philosophy.