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Index: La busca de Averroes, El Aleph, OC,Obras completas. Buenos Aires: Emecé, 1974. 584. 7 de enero de 1938, BH,Borges en El Hogar 1935-1958. Buenos Aires: Emecé, 2000. 88.

city in lower Mesopotamia, now in Iraq

Fishburn and Hughes: "A town in southern Iraq near the Persian Gulf. Under the rule of the Abbasids, Basra becameĀ an intellectual centre, home, among others, to the Muslim scholar Chahiz or Al-Jahiz." (23-24)