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Ricardo Güiraldes: The Creation of an Instant Classic

Ricardo Güiraldes: The Creation of an Instant Classic

This week our Beyond Borges series turns the spotlight on Ricardo Güiraldes, one of the greatest regional novelists to emerge from Latin America and the creator of an instant classic.

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Alfonsina Storni: The Poetess that Broke from the Pack

Alfonsina Storni: The Poetess that Broke from the Pack

Continuing our Beyond Borges series is Alfonsina Storni, one few women to move in the male dominated arenas of literature and theatre in the early 20th century.

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Leopoldo Lugones: Forward Thinking Science Fiction

Leopoldo Lugones: Forward Thinking Science Fiction

Carrying The Indy’s Beyond Borges series in to the 20th century is an author who held a supreme sway over Argentine letters during his lifetime: Leopoldo Lugones.

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José Hernández: The Consolidation of a Genre

The latest in Kate Bowen’s ‘Beyond Borges’ series looks at the 19th century gauchesque poet José Hernández: author of Argentina’s national poem ‘Martin Fierro’.

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Estanislao del Campo: Pushing the Gaucho to the Fore

Estanislao del Campo: Pushing the Gaucho to the Fore

The Beyond Borges series introduces gauchesque poet Estanislao del Campo, whose playful twist on the genre pushed the gaucho protagonist to the forefront of Argentine writing.

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Bartolomé Hidalgo: Godfather of the Gauchesque

Bartolomé Hidalgo: Godfather of the Gauchesque

In the latest installment of our ‘Beyond Borges’ series, Kate Bowen looks at Bartolomé Hidalgo, an early 19th century poet known as the ‘Godfather of the Gauchesque’

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José Mármol: The Emergence of a National Novel

José Mármol: The Emergence of a National Novel

Argentine poet, playwright and novelist José Mármol is third to feature in Kate Bowen’s ‘Beyond Borges’ series – completing a trio of prominent 19th century romantic writers.

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Domingo Faustino Sarmiento: Blurring the Line between Writing and Politics

Domingo Faustino Sarmiento: Blurring the Line between Writing and Politics

Continuing our ‘Beyond Borges’ series is an author possibly better known for being Argentina’s seventh president, the subject of one of Rodin’s final sculptures, or the face of the $50 note.

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Esteban Echeverría: The Bloody Beginnings of Romanticism

Esteban Echeverría: The Bloody Beginnings of Romanticism

Kick-starting The Indy’s ‘Beyond Borges’ series is an author generally accepted as marking the beginning of Argentine literature, and arguably the first writer to play a significant role in its development.

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Beyond Borges: Names to Know in Argentine Literature

Beyond Borges: Names to Know in Argentine Literature

Kate Bowen introduces a new series profiling Argentine writers who have shaped and influenced the course of Argentine and Latin American literature.

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20th December 2001 will be marked in Argentine's memory as the low-point in the unfolding economic crisis, which saw president Fernando de la Rúa flee the Casa Rosada in a helicopter and five people die in protests. We revisit Marc Rogers' 2011 article from the tenth anniversary of the crisis.

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