Macedonio Fernández


Born
in Argentina
June 01, 1874

Died
February 10, 1952


Macedonio Fernández was an Argentine writer, humorist, and philosopher. His writings included novels, stories, poetry, journalism, and works not easily classified. He was a mentor to Jorge Luis Borges and other avant-garde Argentine writers. Seventeen years of his correspondence with Borges was published in 2000. He also published poetry, including "Creía yo" ("I believed").

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Una novela que comienza

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Tantalia

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Papeles de Recienvenido

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Manera de una psique sin cu...

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No toda es vigilia la de lo...

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La materia del nulla

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Poemas

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“How short lived knowledge is. When I was 20 I knew it all: now at 70 I can’t understand a thing”
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“La invención, no la copia de la realidad, es la verdad del arte.”
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“El hombre no conoce la dignidad de la desesperación definitiva sino es con el indigno motivo de haber de morir; con sus juguetes de la ciencia, del arte, del progreso (la más estúpida de sus ideas), de la reforma social, que le parecen tan graves y que adula y realza utilizando el contraste con la frivolidad de las preocupaciones femeninas puestas en el bello vestir, lo que solamente pide él es no morir nunca. Es un entretenido y un longevista y por lo tanto un ente sin pasión.”
Macedonio Fernández
tags: muerte

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