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]

Works[edit]

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

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