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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 113,618 page views. Her biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Silvina Ocampo is the 1,756th most popular writer (down from 1,482nd in 2019), the 94th most popular biography from Argentina (down from 72nd in 2019) and the 5th most popular Argentinean Writer.

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Among writers, Silvina Ocampo ranks 1,756 out of 5,755Before her are Anonymus, Banine, Pierre Reverdy, Eileen Chang, Frank McCourt, and Lawrence Ferlinghetti. After her are Felice Orsini, Algernon Charles Swinburne, Herodas, Nina Berberova, Cesare Zavattini, and E. Howard Hunt.

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Among people born in 1903, Silvina Ocampo ranks 97Before her are Florence Owens Thompson, Charlotte Perriand, Kim Chaek, Otto Abetz, Anny Ondra, and Georges Politzer. After her are Alexander Imich, Nikolai Voznesensky, Nikolay Krylov, Cornell Woolrich, Alice Herz-Sommer, and Victor Brauner. Among people deceased in 1993, Silvina Ocampo ranks 69Before her are Tofiq Bahramov, Hervé Villechaize, C. Northcote Parkinson, Luciano Leggio, Myrna Loy, and Yen Chia-kan. After her are Nina Berberova, Tatiana Nikolayeva, Pierre Bérégovoy, Desanka Maksimović, E. P. Thompson, and John Connally.

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In Argentina

Among people born in Argentina, Silvina Ocampo ranks 94 out of 1,019Before her are Atahualpa Yupanqui (1908), Libertad Lamarque (1908), Manuel Puig (1932), Jorge Solari (1941), Carlos Lacoste (1929), and Carlos Tevez (1984). After her are Juan Sebastián Verón (1975), Alejandra Pizarnik (1936), Alejandro Sabella (1954), Luis Bacalov (1933), Fernando Redondo (1969), and José Pékerman (1949).

Among WRITERS In Argentina

Among writers born in Argentina, Silvina Ocampo ranks 5Before her are Jorge Luis Borges (1899), Ernesto Sabato (1911), Adolfo Bioy Casares (1914), and Manuel Puig (1932). After her are Alejandra Pizarnik (1936), Alberto Manguel (1948), Joseph Kessel (1898), Victoria Ocampo (1890), Juan Gelman (1930), María Elena Walsh (1930), and Jorge Bucay (1949).