Birthday of Jorge Luis Borges
Distinguishing characteristic of Borges’s style is laconic and prosaic imagination where reasoning of serious scientific problems is hidden; occasionally they take the form of adventure and detective stories. Effect of reality of fictional events is achieved by introduction to narration of episodes of Argentinean history, names of contemporary writers, facts from his autobiography. In 1920s he became the founder of avant-gardism in Spanish-language and Latin-American poetry. In 1961 he shared the first Formentor prize (Prix International) with Samuel Beckett. In 1979 he was awarded with the Miguel de Cervantes Prize, the most prestigious prize to honor the lifetime achievement of an outstanding Spanish-language writer.