Alejandra Pizarnik

1936 - 1972

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Flora Alejandra Pizarnik (April 29, 1936 – September 25, 1972) was an Argentine poet. Her idiosyncratic and thematically introspective poetry has been considered "one of the most unusual bodies of work in Latin American literature", and has been recognized and celebrated for its fixation on "the limitation of language, silence, the body, night, the nature of intimacy, madness, [and] death". Pizarnik studied philosophy at the Universidad de Buenos Aires and worked as a writer and a literary critic for several editorials and magazines. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alejandra Pizarnik has received more than 155,580 page views. Her biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Alejandra Pizarnik is the 1,981st most popular writer (down from 1,869th in 2019), the 117th most popular biography from Argentina (down from 95th in 2019) and the 8th most popular Argentinean Writer.

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Among writers, Alejandra Pizarnik ranks 1,981 out of 5,794Before her are Antiphanes, David Burliuk, Feng Menglong, Raul Hilberg, Vladimir Nemirovich-Danchenko, and Anne Sexton. After her are Honoré d'Urfé, Eugenio Barba, Fan Zhongyan, Thomas Kyd, Abraham ibn Daud, and Kingsley Amis.

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Among people born in 1936, Alejandra Pizarnik ranks 138Before her are Christiane Martel, Horst Mahler, Louis Gossett Jr., Georgina Spelvin, Raimonds Pauls, and Robert Downey Sr.. After her are Eugenio Barba, Renato Corti, Hifikepunye Pohamba, Zeynab Khanlarova, Julio María Sanguinetti, and Carla Bley. Among people deceased in 1972, Alejandra Pizarnik ranks 72Before her are Frans Masereel, Frank Knight, Clara Campoamor, George Sanders, Ettore Bastico, and Akim Tamiroff. After her are Miriam Hopkins, Ernst von Salomon, C. W. Ceram, Richard Courant, Edgar Snow, and Jo Bonnier.

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In Argentina

Among people born in Argentina, Alejandra Pizarnik ranks 117 out of 900Before her are José Manuel Moreno (1916), Julio Argentino Roca (1843), Ubaldo Fillol (1950), Onofre Marimón (1923), Jorge Burruchaga (1962), and Gato Barbieri (1932). After her are Libertad Lamarque (1908), Gerardo Martino (1962), Bernardino Rivadavia (1780), Héctor Yazalde (1946), Silvio Marzolini (1940), and Daniel Bertoni (1955).

Among WRITERS In Argentina

Among writers born in Argentina, Alejandra Pizarnik ranks 8Before her are Ernesto Sabato (1911), Adolfo Bioy Casares (1914), Silvina Ocampo (1903), Manuel Puig (1932), Victoria Ocampo (1890), and Joseph Kessel (1898). After her are Alberto Manguel (1948), María Elena Walsh (1930), María Kodama (1937), Juan Gelman (1930), Roberto Arlt (1900), and Leopoldo Lugones (1874).