When he was only eight years old, he moved to the province of Corrientes, Argentina, where he received his first education. Afterwards, he moved to Paraná. In that city he started his studies in the seminar, acquiring solid knowledge of classic culture, music and languages such as Latin, Greek, Portuguese, French and Italian. Without concluding his studies, he left to Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he pursued the Law carrier, which had to abandon later because of economical reasons.
He worked in public affairs. And it is from this time that come a famous anecdote that has him as protagonist. Given his natural talent and dedication to his job, he was offered the general administration of taxes position, with only one condition: to adopt the argentine nationality. The poet’s answer to this was: “Excellence... I have two mothers: one, poor but deserving, to which I owe my birth, this is Paraguay; and the other, rich and generous, Argentina, where I have formed myself and established my home. Allow me to be consequent with both”. Finally, his principles and honesty grant him the position in spite the nationality issue.
In the presentation of his “Poesias completas y otros textos” (“Complete poetry and other texts”), the Publisher El Lector signals that Fariña Núñez: “…is, without a doubt, the most prepared creative intellectual of his generation. His work has been an essential contribution to the Paraguayan modernism, in addition to provide some valuables testimonials of moral exaltation. In spite of not living in the country the most part of his life,… he never stop acknowledging the reality and problematic of his nation. An alert and preoccupied consciousness for the disturbing signals of his time,… he made efforts to interpret them with appropriateness and intellectual honesty”. In addition, in the “introduction” of the referred book, the consecrated Paraguayan intellectual Francisco Pérez-Maricevich describes Núñez as: “… the poet of our literature deserving of universal recognition” and adding later that his life: “…is one of the most intense and of more moral high of Paraguayan lives. It is also, one of the most profiler and exemplar, because the nobleness of spirit and firm sincerity of his lines” Is, in fact, the most remembered of Paraguayan poets in foreign anthologies.
His abundant work includes:
The book of poems: