The Benson Latin American Collection

Marta Lynch Papers



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Lynch, Marta, 1929-1985
Title: Marta Lynch Papers
Dates: 1933-1985
Abstract: The collection is comprised of original drafts of novels, short stories, poetry, magazine articles, speeches and presentations as well as personal correspondence, of Argentine author and journalist Marta Lynch.
Accession No.: 1996-50
OCLC Record No.: 972737947
Extent: 3.5 linear feet
Language: Spanish, English
Repository: Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Marta Lía Frigerio (Marta Lynch) was born on March 8, 1925. She studied philology at the Universidad Nacional de Buenos Aires and married Juan Manuel Lynch, a lawyer and businessman. They had three children: Enrique, Marta Juana, and Ramiro.

Marta was part of a generation of Argentine writers known as "La generación del 55." This group of young writers and artists were also referred to as "los enojados" because they were angered by the social and economic situation in Argentina. They sought to expose the injustices plaguing their country through their art and writing. Through her writing and journalism, Lynch shed a critical light on the social, economic and political climate in Argentina.

At the height of her successful writing career, Lynch's growing fear of physical and intellectual deterioration along with the fear of being forgotten led her to commit suicide on October 8, 1985 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.


Scope and Contents Note

The Marta Lynch Papers consists of original draft copies of Lynch's novels, short stories, poetry, and articles. The collection also includes correspondence, commentaries, radio broadcast and interview scripts, lectures, presentations, speeches, travel journals, artwork and academic papers along with assorted magazine and newspaper clippings. The collection reflects a portion of Lynch’s written life as an author and journalist from circa 1946-1985.

The papers are organized into four series:Series 1: Written Works ,Series 2: Correspondence,Series 3: Personal/Biographical,Series 4: Restricted. Series 1 is comprised of two subseries: Fiction and Non-fiction. Fiction is further subdivided into four subseries: Novels, Short stories, Poetry, and Fiction. All material is arranged in chronological and alphabetical order.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

The papers are open, except for Series 4 of the collection that is restricted until 2050 as per the Lynch family's request.

Use Restrictions

Standard copyright restrictions apply.


Index Terms

The Marta Lynch Papers are classified under the following Subject Headings in the University of Texas Libraries' catalog:
Subjects (Persons)
Lynch, Marta, 1929-1985--Archives.
Subjects
Argentine fiction.
Argentine poetry.
Creative nonfiction.
Journalism--Argentine.
Short stories, Argentine.
Travel writing.
Places
Argentina.
Argentina--Politics and government.
Buenos Aires (Argentina)
Document Types
Novels.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Cite as: Marta Lynch Papers, Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection, the University of Texas at Austin.


Box and Folder Inventory

Written Works 1946-1984, undated

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1 Fiction
Novels
1 La luz sobre el espejo, 1959 February
2 Despues del verano, 1963 December
3-4 Despues del verano, la segunda novela, unedited, undated
5 Al vencedor, draft, 1964 July
6 Colorada Villanueva, 1977 December
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2 1-2 Informe bajo llave, 1982 May 12
3-4 Ocasos, posthumous, unedited undated
5 "Julia Viel," posthumous, unedited, undated
6-7 La alfombra roja, original of the first published novel, undated
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3 Short Stories
1 Short Story: El Agitador, 1946 November 1
2 Short Stories, 1960s
Ocasos, posthumous, unedited, undated
Regreso a casa, 1963
Justicia parvi Hominis, 1963 May
Untitled, "Para La Capital, de Rosario-Buenos Aires", 1963 June
A traves de la mesa, 1964
El descubrimiento, 1964
Regreso a Timlis, 1964
Los recien casados, Llao-Llao, 1965 July
Otras voces, este silencio, 1967
La pieza en alquiler, 1967 March
Untitled [first version from the beginning of her novel, El cruce del río], 1967 July
Untitled, 1968 February
El Headmaster, 1968 May
3 Short Stories, 1970s
El embarcadero, version I, undated
El embarcadero, version II, 1970 September
Untitled, 1971 April
Untitled, 1976
Las azulez aguas del golfo, 1978
Intimidad, version I, circa 1979
Intimidad, version II, 1979 April
buenosaires, buenosaires, 1979 August 28
4 Short Stories, 1980s
Como un sol, 1980 January
La carta que no se envia, 1980 February
La carta que no se envia, undated
La casa de chocolate (2 copies), 1981
Buenas noches, 1982
En el jardin de Anselmo, 1982
El proyecto de la nieve (2 copies), 1982
Los dias sin mariano, 1982
Alberto escribe un cuento (no te duermas, etc), 1984
El gorro rojo, 1984 December
5 Short Stories, undated
Alias Vilma (2 copies), undated
Ana, la macha o los años de fuego, undated
Ausente con aviso (2 copies), undated
Buen muchacho, undated
Casi al final, undated
Contratiempo, undated
De rojo y oro, undated
Domingo por la tarde, undated
El Camiserito, undated
El fin del amor (2 copies), undated
Fragment from El pavo de Navidad, version 1; version II, undated
El telefono, undated
El triángulo, undated
En la madrugada, undated
Fina goza afanosamente de su libertad, undated
6 Short Stories Continued, undated
Fugas, undated
Historia de vivos y muertos, undated
interpretacion del equilerio, undated
La agencia, undated
La armonía de Mozart (2 copies), undated
La carta del Coronel al poder, undated
La despedida, undated
La piscina, undated
Latin lover, undated
La vigilia del soldadito Otero, undated
Malas noticias, undated
Miss Argentine, undated
Navidad en la sala (2 copies), undated
Persistencia en los relojes, undated
Por adelaida, undated
Sentencia, undated
To meet, (Un lugar llamado la Armonía), undated
Cardenal, undated
Vivace, undated
Zoila, undated
undated
undated
7 Short Stories, untitled, undated
8 Short Stories, Fragments, circa 1970, undated
Poetry
9 Poetry, circa 1940, undated
Soneto para una [?], 1946 April 27
Soneto para el amor [olvidado?], 1946 April 29
Untitled, 1946 September 2
A mi Hermana cestida de [niña?], 1946 October 31
Small Lanceros Argentinos, from 1910 notebook of poetry, circa 1947-1948
Two Works: Untitled and Abril, 1947
Untitled, undated
A un ramo de jazmines (2 copies), 1947-1948 November
Untitled, undated
Notebook Fragment, 1948 September-October, undated
Untitled, 1949
Two Works: El jardinero; A Ulysses, 1949
Untitled (5 copies), 1949 July
A Ulysses, 1949 August 8
Untitled (6 copies), 1949 August-September
10 Poetry, circa 1950, undated
11 Poetry, undated
[A mi chunasea Betirte de Lagar?], undated
Ante el [dejo, dijo?], undated
A un amor estupido (2 copies), undated
Fragment, A un sueño perdido, undated
A Ulysses - Q.E.P.D., A Marta - Q.E.P.D., undated
A Ulysses, undated
Caballo, undated
Canciones: Ojos [a...?]; Ultima Cita, undated
Canciones: Despedida; Plaza San Martin, undated
Como entonces (2 copies), undated
Two Works: Untitled; Nocturno, undated
De profundis, undated
De tres retratos con sombra: El confesor, undated
De tres retratos con sombra: Niño jugando en la vereda, undated
Two Works: El jardinero; I, undated
Two works: Hallazgo; III, undated
In memoriam, undated
Je serais tourjours la meme, undated
[lo recuerdo?], undated
[Martes sull arno?] sull Arno?, undated
Muerte de una mujer casi desconocida, undated
...pero ha[s?] [sietom cielo?], undated
Pero si es cielo, undated
Reconocimiento, undated
Roma sin Mayo, undated
Soneto de una viajera insaciable, undated
Soneto para el recuerdo de unas vacaciones, undated
Tres Sonetos de Olvido, undated
Yo, en pos, undated
Three Works: Yo, en pos; Sin [ir?], adonde; 3 Soneto de Olvido undated
12 Poetry, untitled, undated
Fiction
13 Fiction Notebooks, 1958, undated
14 Fiction Fragments, undated
15 Fiction Fragments, untitled, undated
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4 Non-Fiction
Academic Lectures and Notes
1 Lectures, 1960s
2 Lectures, 1970s
3 Lectures, undated
4 Lectures, untitled, undated
5 Fragments of Lectures, untitled, undated
6 Lecture Notes, undated
7 Presentations, circa 1967-1983
8 Speeches, undated
Journalism
9 Articles and Commentaries, circa 1968 July - 1975 February
10 Articles and Commentaries, undated
11 Articles and Commentaries, untitled, undated
12 Interviews, undated
13 Radio Broadcast Script, 1968 July 12
Travel
14 Travel Journal, circa 1959
15 Travel Annotations, undated
16 Apuntes para un libro de viajes by Marta Lynch, 1977
Various
17 Notes, undated
18 Commentary, undated
19 Paper, undated
20 Sketches, Written Works and Corespondence, undated



Correspondence 1940-1985, undated

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4 21 Personal I, 1940-1985
Alarcón, Norma, 1979
Allende, Isabel, 1985
Anderson Imbert, Enrique, 1964
Arias, Albelardo, 1972, undated
Baidman, Liliana, undated
Benítez, Juan Carlos, 1978
Berthols, 1960
Blejer, David, 1960
Bonomini, Angel, 1985
Bosco, María Angélica, 1966
Bryce Etchenique, Alfredo, 1978-1979
Calvillo Madrigal, Salvador, 1963
Campora, Hector, 1972
Conde, Carmen, 1978
Cortázar, Julio, 1967-1969
Corvalán Mendilaharzu, Dardo, 1959
De Casabellas, Ramiro, 1975
De Falla, Manuel, 1940-1941
De Francescato, Marta P., 1975
Day Lewis, Cecil, undated
Dellepiane Rawson, Alicia, 1963
Denevi, Marco, undated
D'Homs, 1970
Di Benedetto, Antonio, undated
Di Paola, Jorge, 1963
Falbo, José Rubén, 1984
Fernández Retamar, Roberto, 1970-1971
Figueiredo, Guilherme, 1963-1965
Frigerio, Reinaldo, 1963
Frigerio, Rogelio, 1965-1980
Frondizi, Risieri, 1959
Galich, Manuel, 1970
Gálvez, José, 1984
Gerstein, Noemi, undated
Gil, Silvia, 1985
Witold, Gombrowicz, 1964-1969
González, Fanny, 1959
Goñi Demarchi, Carlos, 1960
Lynch, Marta to Grumberg, undated
22 Personal II, 1960-1985
Guerra, Juan María, 1977
Guevara Lynch, Ernesto, 1967
Hernández Aguire, Mario, 1967
Josef, Bella, 1973
Kalfon, Pierre, 1965
Koremblit, Bernardo Ezequiel, 1967, 1975
Lacroze de Fortabat, Amalia, 1982, undated
Lagunas, Alberto, 1965
Lahitte, Ana María, 1985
Ledesma, Jorge, 1973
Lewald, Ernest, 1978-1979
Luis, Carlos A., 1983
Luna, Félix, 1963
Lynch, Marta to Perón, Juan Domingo 1972
Llarens, Luis, undated
Moreno, Martínez, undated
Matamoro, Blas, 1979
Medina Vidal, Jorge, undated
Medrano, Luis J., 1965
Mettini, Italo Juan L., undated
Mitre, Bartolomé, 1980
Montes de Vázquez, Ester, 1980
Morales Benítez, Otto, 1985
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5 1 Personal III, 1959-1985
Mugica Lainez, Manuel, 1964-1983
Murena, H.A., 1963
Ocampo, Victoria, 1963-1978
Ongaro, Raimundo, undated
Orce Remis, Guillermo, 1959
Orozco, Olga, undated
Oteriño, Rafael Felipe, 1966
Pacheco, Jose Emilio, 1976
Pagano, Mabel, undated
Pezzoni, Enrique, undated
Piñón, Nélida, 1983
Puig, Manuel, 1970, 1977
Ravoni, Marcelo, 1971
Riccio, Alessandra, 1984-1985
Rojas, Gonzalo, 1963, 1966-1967
Sábato, Ernesto, 1961, undated
2 Personal IV, 1959-1985
Sáenz, Márgara, undated
Salas, Horacio, 1980, undated
Sánchez Sorondo, Fernando, 1985, undated
Scott Kinzer, Nora, 1974
Silva-Velázquez, Caridad and Orthmann, Nora, 1985
Silva, Clara, 1966
Soldi, Raúl, undated
Tasca, Susana, 1968
Tiempo, César, 1961-1962
Timerman, Jacobo, undated
Tizziani, Rubén, undated
Uman, Norberto, 1971
Urbanyi, Pablo, 1979-1982
Urteaga Cabrera, Luis, 1973
Vargas Llosa, Mario, 1971-1973
Veiravé, Alfredo, 1977-1985
Verastegui, Enrique, undated
Villordo, Oscar Hermes, 1965
Walsh, Maria Elena, 1975-1981
Various, 1959-1982, undated
3 François, Enrique, University of Buenos Aires, Faculty of Humanities, 1948



Personal/Biographical, 1933-1979, undated

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5 Artistic Works and Academic Materials
4 Small leather bag, undated
5 Drawings, 1978-1979
6 Paintings, 1944
7 Academic Materials: Gradebook of Marta Lia Frigerio; School work, 1933, undated
Collected Materials
8 Assorted Collected Materials, 1948-1975
9 Thesis, 1975
Clippings
Includes clippings of short stories, interviews and articles written by or about Lynch as well as academic essays analyzing her work.
10 Clippings I, 1960s
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6 1-2 Clippings II-III, 1960s
3-5 Clippings I-III, 1970s
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7 1-2 Clippings I-II, 1980s



[Restricted until 2050], 1941-1982, undated

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8 Restricted
1 Political Written Works
Draft article Un Congreso literario en Canadá o ARENTINAS, A LOS LEONES, for La Opinion, undated
Draft, untitled, political written work about Argentina, undated
Interview questions by Luis Zannazzi and responses, 1982 February 25
Draft, untitled, political written work; fragment, undated
Correspondence
2 Enrique and Maria del Careueal[?], 1941-1943
3 Abelardo Oquendo, Notes about Ribeyro and correspondence, 1976-1980, undated
4 Emilio Eduardo Massera, undated