“Festival Borges” plans to draw Argentina’s most “universal” author closer to the public

Very few writers enjoy the international prestige of Jorge Luis Borges' (1899-1986), the most "universal" of Argentine authors.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A short-story writer, poet and all-round intellectual, his works are viewed with fascination, but also with a certain respect and fear, a "prejudice" that the first festival dedicated to his work and figure, the 'Borges Festival,' aims to dispel.

This literary tribute, to be held online between August 23 and 28, coinciding with the 122nd anniversary of the writer's birth on Tuesday, will leave academia in the background to attract "new readers" according to one of its organizers, Argentine author Vivian Dragna.

"We want to curb the prejudice that he is difficult to . . .

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