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Monday, August 16, 2010

Frankfurt Book Fair – Guest of Honour Argentina

Germany and Argentina jointly issued the stamp of Frankfurt Book Fair. The history of the Frankfurt Book Fair can be traced back to the 15th Trace back centuries. At that time, Johannes Gutenberg invented – not far from Frankfurt – the printing press. The Book Fair in Frankfurt is now the largest of its kind in the world. Previously, every two years has introduced a special guest. Since 1988, this is done annually. 2010 Argentina as guest of honor at the Frankfurt Book Fair.

Originate from this country of world-famous writer. On behalf of the literary output of Argentina is to be appreciated as it refers to Germany, the life and work of Jorge Luis Borges.

Jorge Francisco Isidoro Luis Borges was born on Aug 24, 1899 in Buenos Aires. From 1914 to 1921 he lived in Switzerland and Spain. In Geneva, he began freely to learn German and read the first poems by Heine. From early years he was also a masterful translator, editor and co-author of many literary publications, fearsome polemicist, a distributor of European literature in popular magazines, cinema critic and – not least – a poet and essayist. The volumes in the “fictions” (1944) and “The Aleph” (1949) collected stories are considered his major work. Multiple awards and is considered one of the greatest writers of all time he died on 14 June 1986 in Geneva. He is survived nearly 70 published works: poems, essays, short stories, anthologies, screenplays, speeches, and prefaces.

Title: Frankfurt Book Fair – Guest of Honour Argentina
Date of Issue: 12 August 2010
Country: Germany
Denominations: 1,70 EURO