Google Doodle honours Argentine author Jorge Luis Borges

Written by: Abdul Nisar
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Jorge Luis Borges doodle
Bangalore, Aug 24: Visitors to Google search engine home page on Wednesday, Aug 24 were welcomed with a new doodle featured to honour the 112th birthday of Argentine author Jorge Luis Borges.

Jorge Luis Borges was an Argentine writer, essayist, poet and translator born in Buenos Aires on Aug 24, 1899. The new doodle for JL Borges depicted architecture scenery representing regions with different languages.

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.

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 drew international attention when he received the first International Publishers' Prize, the Prix Formentor. In 1971 he won the Jerusalem Prize.

His work was translated and published widely in the United States and in Europe. Borges himself was fluent in several languages. He died in Geneva, Switzerland, in 1986.

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