Silvina Ocampo

Silvina Ocampo

Silvina Ocampo (1903-1993) studied painting with Giorgio de Chirico and Fernand Léger in Paris, before returning to Buenos Aires. Her first collection of stories, Forgotten Journey appeared in 1937. She was also a prolific poet and translator. Ocampo was reportedly denied Argentina's National Prize for fiction in 1979 after judges decided her work was 'too cruel'.

Books by Silvina Ocampo