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Lafinur, Juan Crisóstomo

Index: El Aleph, El Aleph, OC,Obras completas. Buenos Aires: Emecé, 1974. 619. Nueva refutación del tiempo, Otras inquisiciones, OC,Obras completas. Buenos Aires: Emecé, 1974. 757. El duelo, El informe de Brodie, OC,Obras completas. Buenos Aires: Emecé, 1974. 1054. Paul Groussac, BP,Biblioteca personal. Madrid: Alianza, 1988. 107. Juan Crisóstomo Lafinur (1797-1824), La moneda de hierro, OP,Obra poética, 1923-1977. Madrid: Alianza, 1981. 501. Domingo F. Sarmiento: Facundo,P,Prólogos. Buenos Aires: Torres Agüero, 1975. 135. 12 de febrero de 1937, Ensayo, Los escritores argentinos y Buenos Aires, TC,Textos cautivos. Barcelona: Tusquets, 1986. 90. La santa furia del padre Castañeda, TR2,Textos recobrados 1930-1955. Buenos Aires: Emecé, 2001. 40. Tierra mía, TR2,Textos recobrados 1930-1955. Buenos Aires: Emecé, 2001. 103.
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Argentine poet, 1797-1824

Fishburn and Hughes: Borges's great-uncle, a poet and teacher whose appointment in 1919 to the Chair of Philosophy at the newly formed Colegio de la Unión del Sud marked the movement from scholasticism to the doctrines of liberal thinkers such as Condillac and Locke and laid the foundations of secular teaching in Argentina. Lafinur was criticised for upholding materialistic ideologies and was eventually forced into exile. Borges wrote a poem in his honour and dedicated to him his essay 'A New Refutation of Time', where, in the prologue, he praises his poetry and liberalism and comments ruefully: 'Like all men, he was given bad times in which to live'). The Aleph: the allusion to a Juan Crisóstomo Lafinur library is based on fact. The Aleph; The Duel