A doodle inspired by the writings of Jorge Luis Borges honours the Argentine author on his 112th birthday. Born August 24, 1899 in Buenos Aires, poet, essayist and writer of short stories has command over a number of languages, although Spanish is the language of literature.
Born into a prestigious family in Argentina, Borges was triggered interest in literature through the books in the library of his father. In 1914, Borges moved to Switzerland with his family where he learned French and German and received his bachelor’s degree, while in Europe, Borges also spent a year in Spain, where he joined the movement of ultraist ‘avant-garde poet.
After returning to Argentina in 1921, he founded the movement ultraist South America. Borges first published book is a collection of poetry, Fervor de Buenos Aires, Poemas “Fervor de Buenos Aires, poems”.