Posted on June 29, 2023 at 10:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
When author Jorge Luis Borges died, he left the rights to his works to his wife, María Kodama.
But when Kodama died, she had no will — to the surprise of many, given that she had protected her husband's legacy diligently — and thus no one on tap for that literary inheritance.
On Tuesday, a Buenos Aires court ruled that Kodama's five nephews, who had put themselves forth as the heirs, would in fact receive those rights ... and manuscripts, reports The Associated Press.
Kodama's lawyer expressed relief over the ruling, because the state would've taken everything otherwise.
Borges is considered among the most important Latin American authors of the twentieth century; some of his best-known and -loved works include Universal History of Infamy, Ficciones, and The Book of Sand.
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