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Elvira Orphée, 1981

Elvira Amanda Orphée (29 May 1922[1] – 26 April 2018) was an Argentine writer.[2] She was born in San Miguel de Tucumán. Orphée has published short stories and articles in various publications such as El Tiempo, Revista de Occidente, Asomante, Cuadernos, Razon and Zona Franca e Imagen.[3]

She was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in Creative Arts in 1988.[4]

Orphée died on 26 April 2018 in Buenos Aires at the age of 95.[5]


  1. "El universo Orpheé".
  2. André, María Claudia; Bueno, Eva Paulino (2014). Latin American Women Writers: An Encyclopedia. pp. 1269–76. ISBN 1317726340.
  3. Fares, Gustavo C.; Hermann, Eliana Cazaubon (1998). Contemporary Argentinean Women Writers: A Critical Anthology. p. 141. ISBN 0813015537.
  4. "Elvira Orphée". John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  5. Gaceta, La. "A los 95 años murió la escritora Elvira Orphée".