Towards the end of the 19th century, Eduardo L. Holmberg managed a vast fictional repertoire that combined automatons, ghosts, necromancer naturalists, and telepathic women with militant Darwinians, inventors otologists, and image-spirits that transmigrated to Mars. The irony, humor and suspicion of his prose, along with encyclopedism and experimentation with modern genres, such as scientific fantasy and the police novel, are the hallmarks of his literary narratives. In his travel books, as a product of his scientific expeditions commissioned by the Argentine State, he harmonized his adventurous stamp, his keen observations as a physician and naturalist, and his experience as a writer and reader of fiction.
He was born in Buenos Aires, Argentine Republic, on July 27, 1852, as son of
Citation: Gasparini, Sandra. "Eduardo Ladislao Holmberg". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 September 2021 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=14745, accessed 10 December 2023.]