Argentine dramatists and playwrights
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Griselda Gambaro is a major Latin American playwright and novelist. [*]
Gambaro worked in accounting and business until she got married and, in her words, her husband 'emancipated' her. She wrote her first play at age 24, since then there have been over 30 further plays, as well as several novels.
Gambaro's works paint a deformed and unnerving portrait of a tragic period in Argentine history. Starting with the military coup that ousted Juan Peron in 1955, these years were marked by an uneasy succession of military and constitutional regimes. Peron's return to power in 1973 was short-lived, and his death in 1974 unleashed a rash of political violence from left-wing guerilla groups and right-wing death squads. In 1976, the ruling military junta vowed to rid the country of 'subversion' and instigated the Dirty War, during which the army crushed both the guerrilla movements and its civilian opponents. Gambaro herself was forced to flee to Spain after her novel Earning Death , was banned as 'subversive, amoral, and harmful to the family', and later she received death threats. She was in exile from 1976-1983.
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