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Eliza Lynch (1835-1886): A Bibliography

By Edmundo Murray

Barrett, William Edmund, Woman on Horseback: The Biography of Francisco Lopez and Eliza Lynch (New York: F.A. Stockes, 1938). Translated into Spanish, Una Amazona (Asunción: Jackson, 1955), with foreword by Victor Jacinto Flecha and chronology by Raúl Amaral.

Baptista, Francisco, Madame Lynch: Mujer de mundo y de guerra (Buenos Aires: Emecé, 1987).

Bray, Arturo, Solano López: Soldado de la gloria y del infortunio (Asunción: author's edition, 1984).

Brodsky, Alyn, Madame Lynch and Friend: The true account of an Irish adventuress and the dictator of Paraguay who destroyed that American nation (New York: Harper & Row, 1975).

Cawthorne, Nigel, The Empress of South America. The True Story of Eliza Lynch: the Irishwoman who destroyed Latin America's wealthiest country – and became its national heroine (London: Heinemann, 2003).

Cardozo Ocampo, Mauricio, Madama Lynch, musical theatre (1931), first performed at Teatro Odeón of Buenos Aires. The song lyrics are included in Cardozo Ocampo's Mis bodas de oro con el folklore paraguayo: Memorias de un Pychäi (author's edition: Asunción, 1980), pp.145-151.

Chaves, María Concepción, Madame Lynch: Evocação (Rio de Janeiro: Livraria Freitas Bastos, 1960).

Enright, Anne, The Pleasure of Eliza Lynch. A Novel (London: Jonathan Cape, 2002).

Neill, Kenneth, "Lynch, Eliza (1835-1886)" in Brian Lalor (ed.) The Encyclopedia of Ireland (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2003), p. 655.

O'Leary, Juan E., El Mariscal Solano López (Asunción, 1920).

Rees, Siân, The Shadows of Eliza Lynch: How a Nineteenth Century Irish Courtesan Became the Most Powerful Woman in Paraguay (London: Review, 2003).

Tuck, Lily, The News from Paraguay (New York: Harper Collins, 2004).

Varela, Héctor, Elisa Lynch (Buenos Aires: Elefante Blanco, 1997).

Whigham, Thomas Lyle, "Lynch, Eliza Alicia (1835-1886)" in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005), online edition <http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/38273>, accessed 5 January 2006.

Williams, John Hoyt, The Rise and Fall of the Paraguayan Republic, 1800-1870 (Austin TX: Institute of Latin American Studies, The University of Texas at Austin, 1979).

Young, Henry Lyon, Eliza Lynch: Regent of Paraguay (London: Anthony Blond, 1966).


Coughlan, Patricia, "'Without a Blink of Her Lovely Eye': The Pleasure of Eliza Lynch and Visionary Scepticism" in Irish University Review, 35:2 (2005), pp. 349-373.

De Miguel, Maria Esther, "Elisa Lynch de Héctor Varela" in La Nación (Buenos Aires, 20 October 1997).

McNeil, Jean, "A vicious adventuress has inspired two biographies and a novel" in Independent (London, 18 January 2003). On Cawthorne and Rees.

Moser, Benjamin, "The Eliza Lynch Story: Three different books recall the Paraguayan War" in Newsweek International (Redmond, WA, 5 May 2003). On Cawthorne, Rees and Enright.

Myerson, Julie, "Love in the Time of Excess" in The Guardian (London, 21 September 2002). On Enright.

Rozenberg, Gabriel, "Girl Power" in The Times (London, 18 January 2003). On Rees.

Stove, R.J., "The Shadows of Eliza Lynch by Siân Rees" in Quadrant Magazine, 68:1-2 (Balmant, New South Wales, January 2004).

Wilson, Frances, "The Lady Macbeth of Paraguay" in The Guardian (London, 1 February 2003). On Cawthorne and Rees.


Copyright © Edmundo Murray, 2006

Online published: 1 January 2006
Edited: 07 May 2009

Murray, Edmundo, '
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