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Sketches of life in Chile, 1841-1851

Author: José Joaquín Vallejo; Frederick H Fornoff; Simon Collier
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2002.
Series: Library of Latin America.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Writing under the pseudonym "Jotabeche," Jose Joaquin 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  Read more...
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Vallejo, José Joaquín, 1811-1858.
Sketches of life in Chile, 1841-1851.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2002
(DLC) 2002025118
Named Person: José Joaquín Vallejo; José Joaquín Vallejo
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: José Joaquín Vallejo; Frederick H Fornoff; Simon Collier
ISBN: 9780195128673 0195128672 0195128664 9780195128666 9781602563551 1602563551
OCLC Number: 252574472
Description: 1 online resource (xxxviii, 186 pages).
Contents: Cover Page --
Title Page --
Copyright Page --
Contents --
Series Editors' General Introduction --
Chronology of José Joaquín Vallejo --
Introduction --
The Making of Jotabeche --
The "Movement of 1842" --
Jotabeche's "jotabeches" --
Businessman and Politician: Vallejo's Later Years --
Note on the Text and Translation --
I Copiapó and the Mining Zone --
Copiapó --
If They Could See You Now! --
The Mines of Chañarcillo --
The Discoverers of the Chañarcillo Mines --
The Theater, Steamships, and the Chañarcillo Hospice --
Candlestick Mine --
The Map to the Lode of the Three Mountain Passes. The Cangalleros --
Vallenar and Copiapó --
The Port of Copiapó --
II Pictures of Society --
Carnival --
Corpus Còristi --
Lent --
Copiapó Today's Tertuilas --
Afternoon Walks (First Article) --
Afternoon Walks (Second Article) --
Outings --
Letter from Jotabeche to a Friend in Santiago --
Letter from Jotabeche --
An Illness --
A Word about Fools --
The Provincial in Santiago --
The Renegade Provincial --
Gossips --
The Liberal --
III Journeys and Episodes --
Items of Interest --
Letter (Visit to the Maipo Canyon) --
A Little Journey by Sea --
Excerpts from My Diary --
More Excerpts from My Diary. A Practical Joke --
Elections in Copiapó --
Elections in Huasco --
The Uprising at Chañarcillo --
The Last Spanish Caudillo in Araucania --
Francisco Montero: Memories of the Year 1820 --
Editor's Notes --
Glossary --
Bibliography --
Footnote --
ch04fn --
ch09fn --
ch33fn.
Series Title: Library of Latin America.
Other Titles: Works.
Responsibility: by José Joaquín Vallejo "Jotabeche" ; translated from the Spanish by Frederick H. Fornoff ; edited with an introduction and chronology by Simon Collier.

Abstract:

Writing under the pseudonym "Jotabeche," Jose Joaquin 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 Copiapo where he was born and where he lived most of his later life. His essays i.

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