Date(s): 19th Sept., 2007 8.00pm
Phone: 094 9024444 exts 7558 & 7560
Mayo County Council Arts Office and Mayo County Library are delighted to present a double-reading by Argentinian writers Gerardo Gambolini and Jorge Fondebrider . This is once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hear two giants of contemporary South American literature read in the centre of Castlebar.
Jorge Fondebrider is an Argentinian writer and poet born in Buenos Aires in 1956. His published poetry books are Elegías (1983), Imperio de la Luna (1987), Standards (1993) and Los úlitimos tres aňos (2006). He also published La Buenos Aires ajena (2000), a history of the city told by foreigners that visited it from 1536 to 2000; Versiones de la Patagonia (2003), a history of Patagonia, told by confronting different versions of the same facts, and Licantropía. Historias de hombres lobos de Occidente, a history of werewolfism in the Western World through the ages up to the present day. He also translated many books of contemporary French poetry – Henri Deluy and Yves di Manno, among others -, Poesía francesa contemporánea. 1940-1997, an anthology on that matter and, together with Gerardo Gambolini, Poesía irlandesa contemporánea, the first bilingual anthology of contemporary Irish poetry published in a Spanish speaking country.