José Hernández

José Hernández was an Argentine poet, journalist, and politician, best known for his epic poem 'Martín Fierro', which is considered one of the most important works of Argentine literature.


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  1. 1. Martín Fierro

    "Martín Fierro" is an epic poem that tells the story of a gaucho, or Argentine cowboy, who is forcibly recruited to fight against indigenous tribes. He returns to find his home destroyed and his family gone, leading him to become an outlaw. The narrative explores themes of Argentine identity, the conflict between civilization and nature, and the injustices suffered by the gauchos. It is recognized as a foundational work of Argentine literature.

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