He began publishing in in Marcha , a Uruguayan magazine for which he wrote until Central Intelligence Agency. After a bitter exchange with his accusers, he resigned his position with Mundo Nuevo , thus hastening the demise of the magazine, and accepted an influential position at Yale University in In he finally returned to Uruguay, where he received a presidential award for his intellectual contributions. He died and is buried in New Haven , Connecticut.

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Publication Timeline. Though this may sound like a rather improbable film plot, it is the story of Jorge Luis Borges, a story investigated in detail by Borges' close friend Emir Monegal. Professor Monegal, a Borges confidant for more than 30 years, has been able, as no one else possibly could, to unearth the facts from this legend that Borges has so deftly constructed around himself.

The result is a narrative as intriguing as one of Borges' own stories of detection. Monegal traces Borges' development as a writer from its beginnings in the child called Georgie who lived in a rundown neighborhood on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, learning to read English before he could read Spanish, to the winner of the most prestigious international literary prizes.

He skillfully links Borges' personal history with his literary production, providing a fascinating account of the unfolding and eventual fruition of a creative genius. Borges, a reader : a selection from the writings of Jorge Luis Borges by Jorge Luis Borges Book 6 editions published in in English and held by 1, WorldCat member libraries worldwide This book includes earlier pieces never before translated, and moves through his more fantastic work to a later realism. The Borzoi anthology of Latin American literature by Monegal8 Book 10 editions published between and in English and held by 1, WorldCat member libraries worldwide A comprehensive anthology including historical and critical as well as biographical commentary on each writer's work and on each major period in the literature as a whole.

Pablo Neruda Book 3 editions published between and in Spanish and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide. Cuentos by Horacio Quiroga Book 16 editions published between and in Spanish and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide. Audience Level. Related Identities. Associated Subjects. B, Project Page Feedback Known Problems.


Emir Rodríguez Monegal

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Rodríguez Monegal, Emir

He is usually called by his second surname Emir R. He was a part in " The Boom " of s Latin American literature as founder and — editor of his influential magazine Mundo Nuevo. Umberto Eco was quoted in saying that Jorge Luis Borges had read almost everything but no one knew that indiscernable totallity better than Emir. Monegal or Monegal only, a Spanish naming custom when the first surname is extremely common. From to age 24 to 36 , he edited the literary section of the Montevideo weekly Marcha. The second episode took place in Montevideo, months later. Don Pedro's fever and his agony gave me the idea for a tale of fantasy based on the defeat at Masoller; Emir Rodriguez Monegal, to whom I had told the plot, wrote me an introduction to Colonel Dionisio Tabares, who had fought in that campaign.


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