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"Nota Sobre La Paz", 1945

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 20

Scope and Contents

Holograph manuscript "A Note on Peace" titled, signed, and dated "Jorges Luis Borges, 1945". With deletions and interpolations. The original manuscript was published in Sur no. 129 (May 1945)about the Allied victory over Nazi Germany. It extols Britain's role and demonstrates what was, unusually for Borges, a strong commitment to liberalism and Western civilization.

The manuscript shows Borges' hopeful attitude toward the collapse of the Nazis as World War II is ending, and it places that subject in an Argentine context. This is an important perspective during that period of time in his country.


  • Creation: 1945

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