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Chile] Garcia del Rio, Juan, editor
El Museo de ambas Américas [Three Volumes]
Imprenta de M. Rivadeneyra, Valparaìso, 1842. 496 pp.; 492, [1] pp.; 494, [1] pp. 8vo. Complete run of all 36 issues of this very early and important Chilean periodical. Subscribers' lists in volumes 1 & 3. The year 1842 marked a "before" and an "after" in the intellectual development of Chile. Along with the creation of the University of Chile, one of the most significant milestones of that year was the crystallization of a literary movement that would end up acquiring a foundational character, not only in regard to Creole intellectual output, but also to link it with political discourse. At the head of this project were José Victorino Lastarria and Francisco Bilbao , among other thinkers, who sought to infuse society with the revolutionary ideals of freedom, equality and fraternity, using, above all, the periodical press. The cultural activity in the crucial year 1842 was matched in by appearance of three publications that would mark the course of the intellectual movement: Revista de Valparaíso, El Semanario de Santiago, and El Museo de ambas Américas (The Museum of both Americas). This triad reflects the fundamental role that the port of Valparaíso played as the transfer point for European ideas, which then radiated to the capital. El Museo de ambas Américas shows the state of the social, political and economic views of the Chilean intellectual culture of the period. Its cosmopolitan spirit is evident in the declaration of principles of the magazine, and is also reflected in the themes developed there. Edited by the Colombian Juan García del Río, the publication played … [Click Below for Full Description]
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