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"De Alguien a Nadie", [1950]

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 25

Scope and Contents

Holograph manuscript "From Someone to No One" by Jorge Luis Borges, signed in black ink on gridded notebook paper, numbered by Borges. With deletions and interpolations. The manuscript is an essay that first appeared in the march 1950 issue of Sur, reprinted in Borges's Otras Inquisciones (1952) and Antologia Personal (1961). It describes the paradox, which applies to gods as well as men, of a consuming ambition which can only be based on personal annihilation.

It is a critically significant text, with numerous alterations which are valuable for their content, as it relates aspects of Borges' complex views on Man and divitnity (an important theme for him). This text was well known at the time that it was published.


  • Creation: [1950]

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use.


From the Collection: 0.07 Cubic Feet (1 legal size document box and 1 oversize box) : oversize box is in the vault V-7

Language of Materials

Spanish; Castilian

Repository Details

Part of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library Repository

Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
P.O. Box 400110
University of Virginia
Charlottesville Virginia 22904-4110 United States