Ricardo Guiraldes (13 February 1886 8 October 1927) was an Argentine novelist and poet, one of the most significant Argentine writers of his era, particularly known for his 1926 novel Don Segundo Sombra, set amongst the gauchos.
Guiraldes was born in Buenos Aires, the second son of a wealthy family of the old landowning aristocracy. His mother was Dolores Goni, descendant of Ruiz de Arellano, who founded the village of San Antonio de Areco ...
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