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Elvira Orphée

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Name  Elvira Orphee

Role  Writer
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Elvira Amanda Orphée (born May 29, 1930) is an Argentine writer.


She was born in San Miguel de Tucumán and studied literature at the University of Buenos Aires and at the Sorbonne in Paris. Orphée has lived in France, Italy, Spain and Venezuela. She married the artist Miguel Ocampo in Paris but divorced him after she returned to Argentina. She published her first novel Dos veranos (Two summers) in 1956. Orphée has published short stories and articles in various publications such as El Tiempo, Revista de Occidente, Asomante, Cuadernos, Razon and Zona Franca e Imagen.

She was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in Creative Arts in 1988.

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Selected works

  • Uno, novel (1961), Honourable mention in the Fahril Editorial Literary Contest
  • Aire tan dulce (Air so sweet), novel (1966), second prize in the Municipality of Buenos Aires
  • En el fondo, novel (1969), first prize in the Municipality of Buenos Aires
  • La última conquista de El Ángel (El Angel's last conquest) (1984)
  • La muerte y los desencuentros (Death and missteps), novel (1990), received the Regional Prize
  • Ciego del cielo (Heavenly blind), stories (1991)
  • References

    Elvira Orphée Wikipedia

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