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Macedonio Fernandez

Macedonio Fernandez (1 June 1874 - 10 February 1952) 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 "Creia yo" ("I believed").


Macedonio was the son of Macedonio Fernandez, farmer and military officer, and Rosa del Mazo Aguilar Ramos. In 1887, he enrolled in the Argentine Colegio Nacional Central.

In 1891-1892, as a university student, he published in ...

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