Next to Cervantes, no other writer in the Spanish language has received as much scholarly attention as Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986). Borges is considered by many scholars, critics, and readers as the greatest contemporary Spanish-American writer.
This online database originates from the Jorge Luis Borges Collection and Documentation Center of the Fundación San Telmo. The collection was begun in 1986 and includes manuscripts and letters, books, periodicals, photographs, audio and video recordings, newspaper and magazine clippings, and other objects and documents. The Life and Works of Jorge Luis Borges is based on this extensive collection and is the first database to provide access to a wide range of materials on Borges, including those that are rare or appeared in unindexed national and provincial newspapers and journals. Subjects cover a panorama of history, literature, philosophy, art, politics, linguistics, and culture. Thus, The Life and Works of Jorge Luis Borges is not only an invaluable source for Latin American studies but also a beginning point for cultural studies.
In this database, the entire corpus of Borges' works has been XML-annotated, and this allows researchers the unprecedented ability to search not just for a single term, but for all instances that relate to that term. A complete primary bibliography of over 2,800 entries, listing Borges' works. The bibliography includes very rare and unpublished texts, and English translations where they exist. Every record features complete publication information, including the publication history of the text, a list of all periodicals and books where it was published, and links to the bibliographic record for each of these publications. Because of copyright restrictions, the texts themselves are not included, but with the information provided by the database, students and scholars should easily find them.