Silvina Ocampo

1903 - 1993

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Silvina Ocampo (28 July 1903 – 14 December 1993) was an Argentine short story writer, poet, and artist. Ocampo's friend and collaborator Jorge Luis Borges called Ocampo "one of the greatest poets in the Spanish language, whether on this side of the ocean or on the other." Her first book was Viaje olvidado (1937), translated as Forgotten Journey (2019), and her final piece was Las repeticiones, published posthumously in 2006. Before establishing herself as a writer, Ocampo was a visual artist. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Silvina Ocampo has received more than 133,006 page views. Her biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Silvina Ocampo is the 1,590th most popular writer (up from 1,742nd in 2019), the 91st most popular biography from Argentina (up from 94th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Argentinean Writer.

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Notable Works

Las invitadas
Viaje Olvidado
Poesia Completa II
La furia y otros cuentos
Los que aman, odian
Cornelia frente al espejo
Los que aman, odian
Antología de la literatura fantástica
Fantasy literature, Fantastic literature, Anachronisms
Contains: Sennin / Ryūnosuke Akutagawa -- A woman alone with her soul / Thomas Bailey Aldrich -- Ben-Tobith / Leonid Andreyev -- Phantom basket / John Aubrey -- Drowned giant / J.G. Ballard -- Enoch Soames / Max Beerbohm -- Tail of the sphinx / Ambrose Bierce -- Squid in its own ink / Adolfo Bioy Casares -- Guilty eyes / Ah'med Ech Chiruani -- Anything you want! ... / Léon Bloy -- [Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL444914W) / Jorge Luis Borges -- Odin / Jorge Luis Borges & Delia Ingenieros -- Golden kite, the silver wind / Ray Bradbury -- Man who collected the first of September, 1973 / Tor Åge Bringsvaerd -- Careless rabbi / Martin Buber -- Tale of the poet / Sir Richard Burton -- Fate is a fool / Arturo Cancela and Pilar de Lusarreta -- An actual authentic ghost / Thomas Carlyle -- Red king's dream / Lewis Carroll -- Tree of pride / G.K. Chesterton -- Tower of Babel / G.K. Chesterton -- Man who knew too much / Cassell -- Dream of the Butterfly / Chuang Tzu -- Llook of death / Jean Cocteau -- House taken over / Julio Cortázar -- Being dust / Santiago Dabove -- A parable of gluttony / Alexandra David-Neel -- Persecution of the master / Alexandra David-Neel -- Idle city / Lord Dunsany -- Tantalia / Macedonio Fernández -- Eternal Life / J.G. Frazer -- A secure home / Elena Garro -- Man who did not believe in miracles / Herbert A. Giles -- Earth's holocaust / Nathaniel Hawthorne -- Ending for a ghost story / I.A. Ireland -- Monkey's paw / W.W. Jacobs -- What Is a ghost? / James Joyce -- May Goulding / James Joyce -- Wizard passed over / Don Juan Manuel -- Josephine the singer, or the mouse folk / Franz Kafka -- Before the law / Franz Kafka -- Return of imray / Rudyard Kipling -- Horses of Abdera / Leopoldo Lugones -- Ceremony / Arthur Machen -- Riddle / Walter de la Mare -- Who knows? / Guy de Maupassant -- Shadow of the players / Edwin Morgan -- Cat / H.A. Murena -- Story of the foxes / Niu Chiao.
La furia y otros cuentos
Viaje Olvidado
Cornelia frente al espejo
Los mejores cuentos policiales
Detective and mystery stories, Novela policíaca, banks
Contains: Nathaniel Hawthorne. LA MUERTE REPETIDA ........... ....... Edgard Allan Poe. LA CARTA ROBADA Robert Louis Stevenson. LA PUERTA Y EL PINO Arthur Conan Doyle. [LA LIGA DE LOS CABEZAS ROJAS](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL262476W) Jack London. LAS MUERTES CONCENTRICAS....................... Guillaume Apollinaire. EL MARINERO DE AMSTERDAM .... Gilbert K. Chesterton. EL HONOR DE ISRAEL Gow.......... Eden Phillpotts. EL ANANÅ DE HIERRO ........................... .. Ryunosuke Akutagawa. EN EL Anthony Berkeley. EL ENVENENADOR DE SIR WILLIAM ... Milkward Kennedy. El. FIN DE UN JUEZ Ellery Queen. FILATELIA....... Georges Simenon. LA NOCHE DE I-os SIETE MINUTOS .. Jorge Luis Borges. LA MUERTE Y LA Manuel Peyrou. LA ESPADA DORMIDA ... Silvina Ocampo. EL Adolfo Luis Pérez Zelaschi. LAS SENALES......


Among writers, Silvina Ocampo ranks 1,590 out of 7,302Before her are Mór Jókai, Lydia Koidula, Akiyuki Nosaka, Namık Kemal, Attila József, and Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz. After her are Ibrahim ibn Yaqub, Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Arnaldur Indriðason, Natalie Clifford Barney, Yaşar Kemal, and Mário de Andrade.

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Among people born in 1903, Silvina Ocampo ranks 88Before her are Heinz Reinefarth, Werner Ostendorff, Evelyn Waugh, Prince Nicholas of Romania, Charles W. Morris, and Mikhail Kalatozov. After her are Otto Abetz, Lou Gehrig, Aleksei N. Leontiev, Anny Ondra, Walker Evans, and Rudolf Serkin. Among people deceased in 1993, Silvina Ocampo ranks 64Before her are Adelaide Hall, Rahmon Nabiyev, Hervé Villechaize, Felice Borel, Pierre Bérégovoy, and Eddie Constantine. After her are Luciano Leggio, Yen Chia-kan, Nina Berberova, C. Northcote Parkinson, Meliton Kantaria, and Kenneth E. Boulding.

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In Argentina

Among people born in Argentina, Silvina Ocampo ranks 91 out of 1,154Before her are Ariel Ramírez (1921), Mauricio Kagel (1931), Gustavo Santaolalla (1951), Queen Máxima of the Netherlands (1971), José Froilán González (1922), and Gaspar Noé (1963). After her are Jorge Burruchaga (1962), Juan Román Riquelme (1978), Adolfo Rodríguez Saá (1947), Mauricio Pochettino (1972), Carlos Tevez (1984), and Héctor Yazalde (1946).

Among WRITERS In Argentina

Among writers born in Argentina, Silvina Ocampo ranks 4Before her are Jorge Luis Borges (1899), Ernesto Sabato (1911), and Adolfo Bioy Casares (1914). After her are Manuel Puig (1932), Alejandra Pizarnik (1936), Alberto Manguel (1948), Victoria Ocampo (1890), Joseph Kessel (1898), Esther Vilar (1935), María Elena Walsh (1930), and María Kodama (1937).