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María Elena Walsh
(February 1, 1930 - living) Argentina

María Elena Walsh

Children's author


María Elena WalshMaría Elena was born in Ramos Mejía, Buenos Aires. Her children's songs and her fiction addressed to children probably cannot be demonstrated categorically to be marked by a lesbian consciousness.

But there must be some point to be made about a woman publicly identified as a lesbian who devotes virtually the bulk of her creative writing to the production of literature for children.

One of María Elena's songs is the leitmotif for Luis Puenzo's Academy Award winning The Official Story (1985), a movie about women's consciousness and feminist solidarity in the face of a masculinist military dictatorship, concentrated in the figure of a little girl who is the tragic victim of an anarchy provoked not by rebellious women but by tyrannical men.


Source: http://www.glbtq.com/literature/latin1_am_lit,6.html

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