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The Borges Center, the most important site for work on the Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986), moved from the University of Aarhus (Denmark) to the University of Iowa in 2005. It then moved to the University of Pittsburgh, where its director, Daniel Balderston, has been Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Modern Languages since 2008. 

The Borges Center is an academic center sponsored by the Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures and the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences of the University of Pittsburgh.

You are cordially invited to visit the other pages of the Center, devoted to our trilingual journal (Variaciones Borges) and index to his work (the Finder's Guide), the large collection of  Criticism and the database of Borges Center's Archive. If you have corrections or suggestions, or want to submit articles in PDF form for inclusion in our online archive of Criticism, please communicate with us at

The editor of Variaciones Borges, and director of the Center, is Daniel Balderston. Alfredo Alonso Estenoz (Luther College) is the associate editor of the journal.  Advisory tasks are entrusted to an editorial board. We have also published books by Borges's father (La senda), Evelyn Fishburn (Hidden Pleasures of Borges's Fiction), Alfredo Alonso Estenoz (Borges en Cuba), Cristina Parodi (Borges-Bioy en contexto), as well as editions of Borges manuscripts: Poemas y prosas breves (2018), Ensayos (2019) and Cuentos (2020), edited by Daniel Balderston and María Celeste Martín. The books are available in our Store.

The Borges manuscripts that form the background of the various parts of this website are from a Cuaderno Avon that belongs to Special Collections at the Hillman Library of the University of Pittsburgh. For further information, click here.

This website was redesigned by Randy Oest in 2018-2019. We are grateful for the advice of Nora Benedict and David Mundie. Recent assistants who have worked on the website include César Romero Fernández (2017-2018) and Edgar Luis Colón (2018-2019). Others who have made major contributions to the website over the years are Alfredo Alonso Estenoz, Nicolás Lucero, Leah Leone, Carlos Mario Mejía, Arturo Matute Castro, Sebastián Urli, María Julia Rossi and Mariela Blanco. David Mundie contributed the Locations category on the Timeline, and Ariel de la Fuente the line on Historical Context. Many thanks to all.

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