Born in Montevideo, Uruguay, in 1902, Felisberto Hernández was a talented pianist, playing in the silent-screen movie theaters when he was twelve years old. He later toured the small concert halls of Uruguay and Argentina. He married four times, published seven books, and died, impoverished, in 1964.
“The voice is unlike anything one has come across anywhere in literature – in touch with profound chambers of the mind. ”
“Poetry that transforms the ordinary into the uncanny. ”