Newest google doodle celebrates 112th birthday of Argentine author Jorge Luis Borges, one of the most renown represantatives of latin literature.
Search engine giant Google on Wednesday, the 24th August tributes the Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges with a Google Doodle with architecture scenery representing regions with various languages.
Clicking on the latest google doodle replacing the usual Google logo takes the visitor to a search list containing results from Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges’ work througout his respected resume.
Google Doodle pays tribute to Argentine author Jorge Luis Borges
Born to a respected Argentine family on August 24, 1899 in Buenos Aires, the poet, essayist and short-story writer had command over a number of languages, though Spanish was the language of his famed literature.
In 1914 Borges moved to Switzerland with his family, where he learned French and German and also received his bachelor’s degree. While in Europe, Borges also spent a year in Spain, where he joined the Ultraist movement of international avant-garde poets. He returned to Argentina in 1921 and established the Ultraist movement in Latin America. Luis Borges’ first published work was a volume of poems titled Fervor de Buenos Aires, poemas (Fervour of Buenos Aires, Poems). Publishing his poems and essays in surrealist literary journals Jorge Luis Borges is known for his innovative style of interconnected short stories with where death and nightmare were recurring themes. His most famous books are Ficciones (1944) and The Aleph (1949).
Borges’ international fame was consolidated in the 1960s, due in part to the “Latin American Boom” and the success of Gabriel García Márquez’s Cien Años de Soledad (One Hundred Years of Solitude). Aside from being a writer, he was also an essayist, poet and translator. Jorge Luis Borges died on June 14, 1986 in Geneva, Switzerland.
Google doodles since 1998
Google doodles have gained increasing popularity over the past few years and the Google team has put out doodles of homage and tribute on events ranging from news events, civic milestones, birthday celebrations, death anniversaries and important dates in history of humankind.
Estimated number of Google doodles is slightly more than 900 since the first google doodle featured in 1998, where 270 google doodles were featured in 2010 and more than 150 this year alone.