The great writer Borges dies His Japanese wife, whom he married two months ago, has died

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Artist Maria Kodama manages Borges’s works after establishing the foundation

Maria Kodama, Borges’ widow, who died on the 26th (local time)

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(Mexico City = Yonhap News) Reporter Lee Jae-rim = Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986, Argentina), one of the greatest writers of the 20th century, died of cancer in Buenos Aires, according to local media Lanacion and Telam News reported on the 27th (local time). Age of death 86 years old.

Kodama, who was born to a Japanese father and an Argentinian mother of European descent, had contact with Borges’s lectures when he was a teenager, and together he studied literature for over 30 years and worked as his secretary.

Later, on April 26, 1986, at the age of 49, she married Borges, who was then 87 years old. The age difference between the two was 38, and Borges remarried.

Borges, who had suffered from liver cancer and lost his sight at the time, died on June 14, 1986 in Geneva, Switzerland.

In the literary world, it is said that there is a lot of gossip about the marriage of the two to the effect that ‘Kodama is trying to take care of Borges’ legacy’.

However, the local media reported that Kodama has more reviews saying that he has been by his side for over 30 years, excluding Borges’ first marriage (3 years).

As the sole heir of Borges, Kodama did not remarry after her husband’s death and spent the rest of her life establishing the Borges International Foundation and managing his works.

In the process, he caused controversy by filing lawsuits with translators or publishers regarding foreign language translation royalties and copyrights.

Borges left world-class novels and essays, such as ‘The World History of the Scoundrels’, ‘The Aleph’ and ‘The Book of Sand’, as well as ‘Fictions’, a novel composed of short stories in the form of a series. . He was considered a pioneer of post-modern literature, and he was also called ‘the library of the 20th century’ for his extensive reading and knowledge.

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