Sur: A Study of the Argentine Literary Journal and its Role in the Development of a Culture, 1931-1970

Sur: A Study of the Argentine Literary Journal and its Role in the Development of a Culture, 1931-1970

by John King
     
 

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This book tells the story of Sur, Argentina's foremost literary and cultural journal of the twentieth century. Victoria Ocampo (its founder and lifelong editor) and Jorge Luis Borges (a regular and influential contributor) feature prominently in the story, while the contributions of other major writers (including Eduardo Mallea, William Faulkner, André

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This book tells the story of Sur, Argentina's foremost literary and cultural journal of the twentieth century. Victoria Ocampo (its founder and lifelong editor) and Jorge Luis Borges (a regular and influential contributor) feature prominently in the story, while the contributions of other major writers (including Eduardo Mallea, William Faulkner, André Breton, Virginia Woolf, Alfonso Reyes, Octavio Paz, Waldo Frank, Aldous Huxley and Graham Greene) are discussed. Politically speaking, Sur represented a certain brand of liberalism, a resistance to populism and mass culture, and an attachment to elitist values which offended against the more dominant phases of Argentine thought, from Peronism to the varied forms of nationalism, socialism and Marxism. Dr King examines the journal's roots, its development and its demise, relating it to other journals circulating at the time, and highlighting vital issues debated in its pages, such as Argentine attitudes towards fascism during the Second World War.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521121217
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/15/2009
Series:
Cambridge Iberian and Latin American Studies Series
Pages:
244
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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