Oliverio Girondo  

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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel

Oliverio Girondo (1891-1967) was an Argentine poet. Born in Buenos Aires, he participated in the magazines (Proa, Prisma and Martín Fierro) that signaled the arrival of ultraism, the first of the vanguardist movements to settle in Argentina.

Girondo was contemporary to Jorge Luis Borges, Raul González Tuñón and Macedonio Fernández. He was one of the most enthusiastic animators of the ultraist movement, exerting influence over poets of the next generation.


  • "Twenty poems to be read in the trolley" (1922)
  • "Calcomanías" (1925)
  • "Scarecrows"(1932)
  • "Interlunium" (1937)
  • "Persuasion of the days" (1942)
  • "Fields of our own" (1946)
  • "In the masmédula" (1957)


Girondo's works are the backbone of The Dark Side of the Heart, a 1992 independent film directed by Eliseo Subiela, in which a poet strives to find the love of her life, defying Death's constant interventions.

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