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"Quiero tiempo pero tiempo no apurado,
tiempo de jugar que es el mejor.
Por favor, me lo da suelto y no enjaulado
adentro de un despertador."
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María Elena Walsh,"La Marcha de Osías"

"Gracias doy a la desgracia
y a la mano con puñal
porque me mató tan mal
y seguí cantando

Cantando al sol como la cigarra,
después de un año bajo la tierra,
igual que sobreviviente
que vuelve de la guerra."
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María Elena Walsh, "Como la cigarra"
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María Elena Walsh was the most renown, cherished and popular of the Argentine poets, singers, songwriters and composers. She was known as a cultural hero and Living Legend until 2011, when she passed away, specially by her songs and books for children, like La Tortuga Manuelita (Manuelita the Turtle), La Reina Batata (the sweet potato queen), La Marcha De Osias (The March Of Osías), or Dailan Kifki. Almost every child born in Argentina and Latin America since she started writing and singing holds a very dear place for her in his heart.Although María Helena was primarily known for his child songs, she also has written several widely known masterpieces for adults too, and the best example is the song "Como La Cigarra", which was sung almost as a political and cultural hymn by several popular musicians as Mercedes Sosa, León Gieco, and Pedro Aznar. Other famous song is [1] (Letter from a Lion to Another), played famously by the Rosarian jongleur Juan Carlos Baglietto, among others.Despite being aknowledgy lesbian, and dating with several artists like Leda Valladares and Sara Facio, this wasn't a hindrance for her career, that started early with the awarded Otoño Imperdonable ("Unforgivable Fall"), at her seventeen years old.

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Books for adults

  • Otoño imperdonable (1947) - edited by Walsh at 17
  • Apenas Viaje (poems) (1948)
  • Baladas con Angel (poems) (1951)
  • Casi Milagro (poems) (1958)
  • Hecho a Mano (poems) (1965)
  • Jugemos en el mundo (poems) (1971)
  • Cancionero contra el Mal de Ojo (poems) (1976)
  • Los Poemas (1982)
  • Novios de Antaño (novel) (1990)
  • Desventuras en el País-Jardín-de-Infantes (1993) (*)
  • Fantasmas en el Parque (2008)

Books for children

  • La Mona Jacinta (1960)
  • La Familia Polillal (1960)
  • Tutú Marambá (1960)
  • Circo de Bichos (1961)
  • Tres Morrongos (1961)
  • El Reino del Revés (poems and songs) (1965)
  • Zoo Loco (1965)
  • Cuentopos de Gulubú (1966)
  • Dailán Kifki (novel) (1966)
  • Versos para Cebollitas (1966)
  • Versos Folklóricos para Cebollitas (1967)
  • Aire Libre (school book) (1967)
  • Versos Tradicionales para Cebollitas (1967)
  • El Diablo Inglés (short stories) (1970)
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  • Angelito (1974)
  • El País de la Geometría (1974)
  • Chaucha y Palito (short stories) (1977)
  • Veo Veo (1984)
  • Bisa Vuela (1985)
  • Los Glegos (1987)
  • La Nube Traicionera (1989)
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