He read and wrote with the greatest of passions. And Jorge Luis Borges, the greatest of Argentine writers, created, through a 60-year-long career, one of the most significant and enduring literary legacies of any writer of the 20th century. The reach of his poetry, his stories, and his essays was global. His works came to be read throughout the world, even prior to becoming an elderly statesman-like writer. The result was a legacy of written art that often defies categorization, or even accurate description. Yet through his work, he managed to bring the literature of other places and other centuries under one canopy, an umbrella of modern writing that will, one suspects, withstand the scrutiny of centuries to come.
Tim McNeese is associate professor of history at York College in York, Nebraska. Professor McNeese earned an associate of arts degree from York College, a bachelor of arts in history and political science from Harding University, and a master of arts in history from Missouri State University. A prolific author of books for elementary, middle, and high school, and college readers, McNeese has published more than ninety books and educational materials over the past twenty years, on everything from the founding of Jamestown to Spanish painters. His writing has earned him a citation in the library reference work, Contemporary Authors. In 2006, he appeared on the History Channel program Risk Takers/History Makers: John Wesley Powell and the Grand Canyon.