Benito Lynch

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Lynch, Benito


Born July 25, 1885, in Buenos Aires; died Dec. 23, 1951, in La Plata. Argentine writer. Son of a rancher.

Most of Lynch’s novels are set on cattle ranches on the pampas and revolve around a romantic conflict—for example, Buzzards of “The Florida” (1916; Russian translation, 1963), Raquela (1918), The Englishman of the Bones (1924; Russian translation, Mister James Is Looking for Skulls, 1969), and A Gaucho’s Romance (1930). Lynch created an authentic and realistic picture of the development of capitalist relationships in the Argentine countryside at the turn of the 20th century.


Plata dorada. Buenos Aires, 1909.
De los campos porteños: Cuentos. Buenos Aires [1931].
In Russian translation:
“Pegii zherebenok.” In the collection Skromnye dorogi. Moscow, 1959.
“Ponevole.” In the collection Argentinskie rasskazy. Moscow, 1962.


Salama, R. Benito Lynch. Buenos Aires, 1959.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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This theme of conflict between old and new informs a rich literature that ranges from the somber descriptive short stories of Uruguay's Javier de Viana and the keen psychological portrayal of rural types in Carlos Reyles' El terruno (1916; "The Native Soil") to the simple humorous narrative of El ingles de los guesos (1924; "The Englishman of the Bones") by Argentina's Benito Lynch.
Later gaucho novels include Soledad (1894) by Eduardo Acevedo Diaz; Gaucha (1899) by Javier de Viana (1872-1926); Romance de un gaucho (1930) by Benito Lynch (1885?-1951); and <IR> DON SEGUNDO SOMBRA </IR> (1926), perhaps the best of all, by <IR> RICARDO GUIRALDES </IR> .
Other novelists concerned with the subject were the Uruguayans Javier de Viana (1872 - 1926), author of the naturalistic Gaucha (1899), and Justino Zavala Muniz (1897 - ) and the Argentine Benito Lynch (1885?