The Fabulous Schiaffino Boys
Nazi Literature in the Americas
by Roberto Bolano
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It is probably true to say that no poet has ever been more diligent than Italo Schiaffino, not among his contemporaries in Buenos Aires at any rate, in spite of which was he was eventually overshadowed by the growing reputation of his younger brother, Argentino Schiaffino, also a poet.
The boys came from a humble family, and there were only two passions in Italo's life: football and literature. At fifteen, two years after