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Jacobo Fijman


Jacobo Fijman (1898-1970) was an Argentine poet born in Bessarabia, now mainly in Moldova. He moved to Argentina with his parents in 1902.

Raised in humble circumstances, Fijman was a highly intelligent child interested in art, music, and literature; he later made a modest living as a French teacher and itinerant violinist until a series of mental breakdowns lead to his permanent residency at the Borda Asylum from 1942 until his death. Fijman was keenly interested in religion and religious visions, part of the reason for his conversion from Judaism to Catholicism in 1930.

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