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By 1976, Urondo had (1) published more than ten books of poetry, an essay, a novel, short stories, an anthology of Argentine poems, and had his plays staged, written television, movie scripts and lyrics for songs; (2) become a well-recognized journalist who had contributed to numerous newspapers and magazines, including Clarín (1967), Panorama (1968), Cuadernos Hispanoamericanos (1970), La Opinión (1971), Prensa (1972), Noticias (1973), Crisis (1973), Primera Plana (1974), El Auténtico (1975), and Informaciones (1976); (3) won national and international awards for his work over the years; (4) augmented his public profile by serving as Director of the Contemporary Art Department at the Universidad Nacional del Litoral (1957), as General Director of Culture in the Ministry of Culture in Santa Fe (1958), and as Director of the Department of Literature at the University of Buenos Aires (1973); and (5) most importantly, already been recognized as an active member of the underground guerilla group, Revolutionary Armed Forces (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias, FAR), in 1973 when he was arrested.
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The current study by Fontanet takes an important step forward from this by linking the personal and political contexts of the man with the development of his poetry, the literary form that comprises the majority of his published works. Given the ambition of this task, it is to Fontanet's great credit that he navigates the study in such a way as to never lose sight of any one of these elements beneath the discussion of the others. Urondo's oft-cited aphoristic words 'empuñé un arma porque busco la palabra justa' encapsulate his view that poetry and action are one and the same and there are few who have demonstrated this with more conviction. What Fontanet succeeds in doing in this monograph, is to show, with detailed analysis of the texts, how Urondo's poetry developed along a trajectory in order to fulfil this belief. --Dr. Sheldon Penn, Professor, University of Leicester
It is important to note that Professor Fontanet's book fills a significant lacuna in the scholarship on the work of this worthy yet under-studied writer. A search in the MLA International Bibliography reveals a mere six entries on Francisco Urondo, all journal articles written between 1977 and 2009. Indeed, it was high time that a comprehensive study be done of Urondo's poetic production, and in this sense, Fontanet's work makes a highly significant contribution to the field of Latin American literary studies. What is more, readers of this book will come away with, not only a deepened understanding of the man and his writings, but also of a key period in recent Argentine political, social, and intellectual history. --Dr. Cynthia Schmidt-Cruz, Associate Professor of Spanish and Latin American Studies, University of Delaware