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Sketches of Life in Chile: 1841-1851 (Library of Latin America)

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Writing under the pseudonym "Jotabeche," José Joaquín Vallejo wrote forty-one short articles on Chilean life and society in the early republic. Known for their caustic wit, his writings were an instant success when they were first published in Chilean magazines and newspapers. This volume presents these vivid essays for the first time in English.

Vallejo made famous the style of writing termed "costumbrista" — sketches and vignettes of society and local customs. He focused on the Norte Chico, or the mining zone of Copiapó where he was born and where he lived most of his later life. His essays include vivid studies of mineworkers; the advancement of modernity in the steamships at Caldera; the religious, intensely cultural province of Copiapó; and the general atmosphere of liberalism beginning to pervade the country of Chile during that time.

Considered the founder of his country's "genuinely national literature," he is the first creative writer of stature to emerge in Chile after the country's wars of independence. A provincial northerner, his writings give a sense of what these parts of Chile looked and felt like during the years of the early Chilean republic, and are consequently of ultimate value.

Synopsis:

Writing under the pseudonym "Jotabeche," José Joaquín Vallejo wrote forty-one short articles on Chilean life and society in the early republic. Known for their caustic wit, his writings were an instant success when they were first published in Chilean magazines and newspapers. This volume presents these vivid essays for the first time in English.

Vallejo made famous the style of writing termed "costumbrista"--sketches and vignettes of society and local customs. He focused on the Norte Chico, or the mining zone of Copiapó where he was born and where he lived most of his later life. His essays include vivid studies of mineworkers; the advancement of modernity in the steamships at Caldera; the religious, intensely cultural province of Copiapó; and the general atmosphere of liberalism beginning to pervade the country of Chile during that time.

Considered the founder of his country's "genuinely national literature," he is the first creative writer of stature to emerge in Chile after the country's wars of independence. A provincial northerner, his writings give a sense of what these parts of Chile looked and felt like during the years of the early Chilean republic, and are consequently of ultimate value.

About the Author

Simon Collier is currently Professor of History at Vanderbilt University, specializing in the history of Chile.

Frederick Fornoff is Professor of Spanish, Comparative Literature, and Creative Writing at The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. He is the recipient of many awards including the NEA, NEH, and Fulbright.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195128673
Editor:
Collier, Simon
Translator:
Fornoff, Frederick H.
Translator:
Fornoff, Frederick H.
Author:
null, Simon
Author:
Vallejo, Jos Joaqun
Author:
null, José Joaquín
Author:
Vallejo, Jos? Joaqu?n
Author:
Vallejo, Jose Joaquin
Author:
null, Frederick H.
Author:
Vallejo, Jos� Joaqu�n
Author:
Fornoff, Frederick H.
Author:
Collier, Simon
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Caribbean & Latin American
Subject:
19th century
Subject:
Latin America - South America
Subject:
Literature/English | World Literature | Latin American
Subject:
Chile Social life and customs.
Subject:
Vallejo, Jose Joaquin
Subject:
Anthologies-Essays
Edition Description:
2., Aktualisier Paperback
Series:
Library of Latin America (Paperback)
Series Volume:
2 Volume Set
Publication Date:
20021031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16 line drawings
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.26x6.40x.66 in. .64 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Writing under the pseudonym "Jotabeche," José Joaquín Vallejo wrote forty-one short articles on Chilean life and society in the early republic. Known for their caustic wit, his writings were an instant success when they were first published in Chilean magazines and newspapers. This volume presents these vivid essays for the first time in English.

Vallejo made famous the style of writing termed "costumbrista"--sketches and vignettes of society and local customs. He focused on the Norte Chico, or the mining zone of Copiapó where he was born and where he lived most of his later life. His essays include vivid studies of mineworkers; the advancement of modernity in the steamships at Caldera; the religious, intensely cultural province of Copiapó; and the general atmosphere of liberalism beginning to pervade the country of Chile during that time.

Considered the founder of his country's "genuinely national literature," he is the first creative writer of stature to emerge in Chile after the country's wars of independence. A provincial northerner, his writings give a sense of what these parts of Chile looked and felt like during the years of the early Chilean republic, and are consequently of ultimate value.

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