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The work appeared in his next published essay collection, Historia de al eternidad (History of Eternity). The collection was not popular, because, according to Borges, only 37 copies were sold. In an interview years later, Borges apologized to the 37 people who had bought the book. Even as some of Borges’s books were not selling well, his reputation as a writer was gaining with each passing year during the 1930s. All was not well with Borges, however, especially in his private life. His nearly constant struggle was with depression, and it dogged him emotionally.
He thought of himself and other middleclass citizens as little more than cowards, but he thought of these underworld figures as real men who proved their manhood Writer in Transition Spain would experience a civil war by 1936 that would bring the fascist Generalissimo Francisco Franco to power. The late 1930s found Argentina neutral regarding the ever-expanding World War II, but in the grip of a harsh nationalism that was prepared to surrender democracy completely. Borges spoke out even as his native country remained neutral.
It was an effort that amounted to only two issues making it into print between December 1921 and March 1922. Prisma was intended as an ultraist publication. In fact, it really did not take the form of a true magazine at all. The project’s organizers did not have enough money for expensive printing costs, so they worked out an inventive alternative. As Jorge later described, “Our small ultraist group was eager to have a magazine of its own, but a real magazine was beyond our means. ”50 To Jorge and his friends, it was all very modern, very alternative, very street-level available, and very avant-garde.