Marta Lynch

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  • Anna Hamling (University of New Brunswick, Fredericton)

A prolific novelist, short story writer, journalist and one of the foremost Argentinean literary figures of the 20th century, Marta Lynch’s narratives are known for their images of women in the social and political context of the 50s and 60s in her native Argentina. Frequently noted themes include the construction of female identity in the male-dominated country of that time. Her works contain traces of her own personal experiences.

Marta Lynch’s constant obsession in life was the fear of aging – she never revealed her date of birth. Vivacious, attractive, outspoken, wealthy, university educated and well travelled, Lynch ended her life dramatically when she shot herself at her home in the Buenos Aires suburb …

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Hamling, Anna. "Marta Lynch". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 15 January 2010
[, accessed 01 October 2016.]