Internet search giant Google is celebrating the 112th birth anniversary of Argentine author Jorge Luis Borges via Google Doodle on Wednesday, August 24th.
The doodle, designed to pay homage to the acclaimed author, comprises of a structure featuring colorful scenery that represents regions with different languages. When clicked, the doodle redirects users to the search result pages for Borges and his works.
Borges was born on Aug 24, 1899 in the Argentine city of Buenos Aires. His massive contributions to fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and translation made him one of the top authors of his time not just in Argentina, but across the world.
His family moved to Switzerland when Borges was 15 years old, but returned to Argentina in 1921. He became an author by publishing essays, poems, and other works in surrealist literary journals.
His first major work, "Latin American Boom," was met with considerable international success was and was an inspriation for other works such as Gabriel García Márquez’s "Cien Años de Soledad" ("One Hundred Years of Solitude"), published in 1960. Borges passed away at the age of 86 in Geneva, Switzerland.