Martín Fierro

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ALLCA XX, 2001 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 1429 pages
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A cargo de Élida Lois y Ángel Núñez, la edición del poema emblemático de la literatura argentina, Martín Fierro, de José Hernández, completa la misión original de la colección Archivos: ofrecer ediciones acuciosamente cuidadas y con un aparato crítico inmejorable, algunos de los títulos clásicos de la literatura hispanoamericana. Martín Fierro es la historia de un regreso a casa y del recuerdo de un pasado casi mítico. Jorge Luis Borges advirtió en este poema gauchesco la inevitable influencia homérica y también lo determinante que sería para su propia obra.

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Elida Lois
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VIL Bibliografía e índices p 1131
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The Gaucho Martin Fierro (1872) is a lyric epic poem written in praise of the gaucho way of life at a time when gauchos were looked on as curiosities or nuisances by the European-dominated Buenos Aires society. At the time, the gauchos were being swallowed by industrial and agricultural progress and manipulated by contending political parties. Hernandez's primary purpose was to inform people about the vanishing culture of the gaucho. Although the first part of the poem portrays the rebellion against society's mistreatment of the gaucho and its restrictions on his freedom to roam as he saw fit, the second part has a more didactic tone and urges a reconciliation; but one which necessarily involves the gaucho's acceptance of landowner hegemony. This poem became the voice of the gaucho, but it has also been adopted by all Argentines as an important part of their national tradition.

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