Jorge Luis Borges
Jorge Luis Borges Creative Common

Google Doodle is paying homage to legendary Argentine author and poet Jorge Luis Borges to honor him on what would have been his 112th birthday.

Reflecting the surreal and dreamy nature of Borges’ work, the doodle features a montage of an elderly man facing a complex background of labyrinths, mazes, staircases and other odd items.

Born in Buenos Aires, Borges is widely regarded as one of the forebears of modern science fiction.

His work encompassed the character of unreality in all literature.”

Borges two most popular books, Ficciones and The Aleph, both published in the 1940s, are short story compilations, dominated by such themes as dreams, unreality, labyrinths and religion.

Borges once said of himself and his work: I am not sure that I exist, actually. I am all the writers that I have read, all the people that I have met, all the women that I have loved; all the cities that I have visited, all my ancestors.

Borges died in Switzerland in 1986 at the age of 86.