Evaristo Carriego

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Evaristo Carriego (Paraná, May 7, 1883[1]Buenos Aires, October 13, 1912),[1] was an Argentine poet, best known today for the biography written about him by Jorge Luis Borges.

He was an important influence on the writing of tango lyrics,[2] and in homage the famous instrumental tango "A Evaristo Carriego" was written by Eduardo Rovira, and recorded by Orquesta Osvaldo Pugliese in 1969.[3]

He is buried at the Cementerio de la Chacarita in Buenos Aires.[1]


  • Misas herejes[1] (Heretic Masses) (1908)
  • La canción del barrio[1] (Slums Chant)


  1. ^ a b c d e "Evaristo Carriego (1883 - 1912) - Find A Grave Memorial". Retrieved 13 May 2016.
  2. ^ http://www.todotango.com/historias/cronica/583/Evaristo-Carriego-un-poeta-arrabalero/
  3. ^ https://tango.info/T0370968674

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