The novelist Jorge Luis Borges died at the age of 86. Here is all you want to know and more!
Biography - A Short Wiki
An Argentine fiction writer, poet, and translator, he is best known for such short story collections as Ficciones (1944) and El Aleph (1949). His other well-known works include A Universal History of Infamy (1935) and The Garden of Forking Paths (1941).
He was born into an educated family; he was reading the plays of Shakespeare by the time he was twelve and, at just nine years old, he translated one of Oscar Wilde’s works into Spanish. He graduated from the College de Geneve in 1918.
He was disheartened by the fact that he never received the Nobel Prize in Literature. However, in 1961, he did share the prestigious Prix International with playwright Samuel Beckett.
How did Jorge Luis Borges die?
Borges died of liver cancer, the executor of his estate, Osvaldo Luis Vidaurre, said in Buenos Aires.
"Life itself is a quotation."Jorge Luis Borges
"I have known uncertainty: a state unknown to the Greeks."Jorge Luis Borges
"Life and death have been lacking in my life."Jorge Luis Borges
"One concept corrupts and confuses the others. I am not speaking of the Evil whose limited sphere is ethics; I am speaking of the infinite."Jorge Luis Borges
"The fact is that all writers create their precursors. Their work modifies our conception of the past, just as it is bound to modify the future."Jorge Luis Borges