Líber Falco

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Líber Falco (1906–1955) was a Uruguayan poet.


Born on October 4, 1906 in the neighborhood of Villa Muñoz in Montevideo, Uruguay. As a young man, he worked as a barber, salesman, clerk in a print shop and as a proofreader of newspaper articles and books. He married at the age of 29 and had no children. He lived a simple and humble life.

He was inspired by the works of Dostoyevsky, Tolstoy and the French writer, Romain Rolland.[1] He died at the age of 49 on November 10, 1955.[2] After his death, his friends paid homage to him by compiling his poems and publishing them in a book called “Tiempo y Tiempo” (Time and Time) [3]

He was a member of the 'Generation of 45', a Uruguayan intellectual and literary movement: Carlos Maggi, Manuel Flores Mora, Ángel Rama, Emir Rodríguez Monegal, Idea Vilariño, Carlos Real de Azúa, Carlos Martínez Moreno, Mario Arregui, Mauricio Muller, José Pedro Díaz, Amanda Berenguer, Tola Invernizzi, Mario Benedetti, Ida Vitale, Juan Cunha, Juan Carlos Onetti, among others.[4]


  • Cometa Sobre Los Muros (Kites on the Walls) (1940)
  • Equis Andacalles (1942)
  • Dias y Noches (Days and Nights) (1946)
  • Time and time (1956)