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Oliverio Girondo

Author, Spanish
Oliverio Girondo (1891–1967) helped shape the Latin American avant-garde. Writing prolifically from the 1920s through the mid-1960s, Girondo was at the center of Argentina’s cultural life and has been lauded as one of the founding fathers of contemporary Latin American poetry (in the company of Vallejo, Huidobro, Neruda, and Paz). Beyond his notorious personal feud with Jorge Luis Borges, Girondo was close with prominent literary figures on both sides of the Atlantic, including Pablo Neruda, Ramón Gómez de la Serna, and Federico García Lorca.