"Compilation of articles written between 1923-25 by Chilean Juan Emar (whose real name was Alvaro Yáñez Bianchi). Emar was a diplomat, novelist, and journalist in Santiago who, after his stay in Paris, became an art critic and theoretician of the Montparnasse Group, considered by many to be the movement that broke with the post-academic tradition in Chile in the 1920s. Patricio Lizama A., who wrote a brief introduction to the book, selected the writings and placed them in context. Divided intelligently into three sections - articles about art, art criticism, and notes about art - the work allows readers to establish the literary and philosophical intent of every subject. Work also has two appendices, one of short biographies of the artists mentioned, and the other a chronological listing of the articles that appeared in La Nación, the newspaper for which the texts were originally written"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.