Topic Descriptor: literature (writings)×
  • ¿Qué es el arte?
    Peralta Ramos, Federico Manuel, 1939-1992
    1983
    Federico Peralta-Ramos, in eight quite simple verses, defines what art is; primarily from the art-life nexus which is implicit [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 759566

  • [Habitantes del planeta, yo Federico Manuel Peralta Ramos, me dirijo a ustedes para comunicarles los mandamientos...]
    Peralta Ramos, Federico Manuel, 1939-1992
    1968
    Conceptual artist Federico Peralta-Ramos concocts a new religion encompassing twenty-three commandments. All of them are ancillary to the main one: “ser gánico” [to act according to how you feel]; in other words, “hacer siempre lo que uno [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 759579

  • [Letter, 1968 marzo] Londres [to] León [Ferrari]
    Maler, Leopoldo
    1968
    Leopoldo Maler writes about the London stage production of León Ferrari’s book Palabras ajenas [Other People’s Words]. Maler mentions the direction by Jim Haynes, and quotes Haynes on his opinions about the book and its perspective on the news [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 758788

  • [Letter] 1929 Jun. 21, Rio de Janeiro [to] Joaquim Inojosa
    Gusmão, Clovis de
    1929
    Writer Clóvis Gusmão writes to Joaquim Inojosa about the Movimiento Antropofágico and takes the opportunity to clarify some parts of its agenda. Its principles include: the idea of establishing distance from European civilization by creating new [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 784687

  • [Letter] 1964 Febrero 8, Roma [to] León [Ferrari]
    Alberti, Rafael, 1902-1999
    1964
    Rafael Alberti proposes Escrito en el aire [Written in the Air] as the title of the book, and tells Ferrari about the publishing arrangements being made in Italy. He mentions the friends in Milan who will deliver the special edition [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 749308

  • [Letter] 1967 Diciembre 14, Castelar, Buenos Aires [to] Leopoldo Maler
    Ferrari, León, 1920-
    1967
    León Ferrari writes to Leopoldo Maler about sending a copy of his book, Palabras ajenas [Other People’s Words] and about a possible stage version to be produced in England. He refers to the increasing politicization of Argentine artists, and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 749164

  • [Letter] 1967 Marzo 4, Roma [to] León [Ferrari]
    Alberti, Rafael, 1902-1999
    1967
    Rafael Alberti, the Spaniard poet, remarks on how long it has been since they last wrote to each other. He refers affectionately to the Ferrari’s house in Castelar, in the outskirts of Buenos Aires, and mentions his latest poems [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 749320

  • [Letter] 1968 Febrero 13, Castelar [to] Leopoldo [Maler]
    Ferrari, León, 1920-
    1968
    León Ferrari writes to Leopoldo Maler about the London stage production of his book, Palabras ajenas [Other People’s Words]. He asks about the translation, the staging, and the rights, and mentions personal and institutional contacts that would be [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 749138

  • [Letter] 1968 Febrero 15, Castelar [to] Leopoldo [Maler]
    Ferrari, León, 1920-
    1968
    León Ferrari writes to Leopoldo Maler about the London stage production of Palabras ajenas [Other People’s Words]. He refers to the polyphonic work involving the various texts in the book, and mentions that he has sent a copy to Mario Vargas Llosa [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 749141

  • [Letter] 1968 Febrero 21, Castelar [to] Leopoldo [Maler]
    Ferrari, León, 1920-
    1968
    León Ferrari writes to Leopoldo Maler about the London stage production of Palabras ajenas [Other People’s Words]. He discusses the polyphonic work involving the various texts in the book, mentions sending original English copies, and refers to [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 749144

  • [Nadie ha logrado como Artaud]
    Pellegrini, Aldo
    1956
    A text by Pellegrini which introduces the translation, which he himself wrote, of a text by the French poet Antonin Artaud. He points out that nobody other than this author has lived through the paroxysm of the most extreme questions a human being [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 744689

  • [Yo pinto]
    Robirosa, Josefina
    1967
    Josefina Robirosa wrote a very brief, poetic text about the nexus between her “innermost self” and her painting, and by means of her simple text she came close to linking the individual and painting [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 762871

  • A Francis Picabia
    Pellegrini, Aldo
    1953
    On the occasion of a homage to Francis Picabia and Dylan Thomas, Aldo Pellegrini publishes his poem "To Francis Picabia." Beginning with the passing of Picabia in Paris, this poem is part of the tribute that the members of the collective editorship [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 745532

  • A los soldados, a los obreros y a los campesinos : Los tres somos víctimas, los tres somos hermanos : Farsa en varios actos titulada : La caída de los ricos y la construcción de un nuevo orden social
    Siqueiros, David Alfaro; Amador, Graciela
    1924
    Following the prologue to the farce “The Fall of the Rich and the Construction of a New Social Order,” is a scene in the first act entitled, “The Army of the Soldiers, Workers and Peasants.” In a triumphal panorama of the socialist revolution [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 764028

  • A quien leyere
    Borges, Jorge Luis, 1899-1986
    1923
    In this document, a prologue of his book of poems, Fervor of Buenos Aires (1923), Jorge Luis Borges explains certain aspects of the works: due to the book’s title, the possible misinterpretation regarding the verse development; the theme which is [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 731233

  • A un siglo de la muerte de Lautréamont
    Pellegrini, Aldo
    1970
    Aldo Pellegrini’s text presents the centennial tribute for the death of Count of Lautréamont, Isidore Ducasse. Pellegrini highlights that Ducasse’s work uses canons, or rules, in order to break them and—by means of this mechanis— outwit or [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 745061

  • Algunos piensos cortos de Cristian Morgenstern
    Morgenstern, Christian; Xul Solar
    1927
    Xul Solar’s version in neoCreole languange of a selected text from Stufen (Stages) (1918) by the German poet, Christian Morgenstern (1871-1914 [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 730850

  • André Breton
    Mendes Monteiro, Murilo
    1973
    This text by Murilo Mendes was written on the occasion of the death of French Surrealist writer André Breton in 1966. On the basis of certain encounters he had with Breton in Paris in 1952 and 1953, Mendes makes observations on the work and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110388

  • Candomblê e makumba
    Péret, Benjamin, 1899-1959
    1930
    French Surrealist poet Benjamin Péret wrote this text on African religions after visiting Brazil. He establishes a counterpoint between Macumba and Candomblé rituals, which he considers “almost revelatory” poetic practices of “primitive and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110370

  • Comentarios a tres frases de autores célebres : (La celebridad es la conciencia del horror)
    Pellegrini, Aldo
    1956
    In this text, Pellegrini applies a critical point of view to three statements, chosen at random, authored by Jorge Luis Borges, T.S.Eliot, and William Faulkner. In his conclusion Pellegrini notes that, although the analysis of these statements [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 744705

  • Con ganas
    Alonso, Rodolfo
    1963
    Presentation by poet Rodolfo Alonso, a member of the group of poetry Poesía Buenos Aires, in which he refers to the artists presented at the 1963 Torcuato Di Tella Prize and to the plastic work that is intimately connected to his experiences, to the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 758311

  • Con respecto a una futura creación literaria
    Torres-García, Joaquín
    1944
    Article in which Joaquín Torres-García analyzes literary creation, stemming from the guidelines of Constructivism. From this point of view, he proposes that poets should “build up” accordingly to the harmonic law, looking for invention within [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 730292

  • Cruz Diez :"No imitamos, nos imitan"
    Mendoza, Plinio Apuleyo, 1932-
    1975
    Plinio Apuleyo Mendoza interviews Carlos Cruz-Diez in Paris. After providing a physical description of the Venezuelan Kinetic artist and a brief summary of his career, the Colombian author asks him for his opinions about art in general, and Latin [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 862938

  • El Automático : entre la literatura y el arte
    Sarmiento, Camilo 1980-
    2009
    This article by the researcher Camilo Sarmiento, “El Automático, entre la literatura y el arte” [El Automático: Between Literature and Art] appeared in Café El Automático: arte, crítica y esfera pública [Café El Automático: Art, Criticism [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1131371

  • El jurado de los intelectuales enemigos del pueblo : continuación de la farsa “La caída de los ricos y la construcción del nuevo orden social
    Siqueiros, David Alfaro
    1924
    Act one, scene two of this farce is entitled “A jury [to try] the reactionary intellectuals and capricious intellectual revolutionaries.” The figures to be judged and the extras, as well as the wailing chorus, have the actual names of numerous [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 764063

  • El poder de la palabra
    Pellegrini, Aldo
    1965
    This text reflects on the power of words, keeping in mind that each human being includes a little of himself or herself into the words that he or she uses. Avoiding to discuss the usefulness of language, Aldo Pellegrini raises two points: its [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 745248

  • Escribo como mujer: trayectoria de la narrativa de Marta Traba
    Solá, María Magdalena
    1984
    The literary critic, María Sola, tells us that we can pinpoint the legacy of Marta Traba, which is the “dentro de la lucha de la mujer ‘por hablar’ en cambio de ‘ser hablada’ por otros” [women’s struggle to be the ‘speakers’ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 824988

  • La extrema izquierda
    Mariani, Roberto, 1892-1946
    1927
    The author builds up opposite traits to define the two most significant literary trends in the 1920s Buenos Aires, the Boedo and the Florida groups. And, as representative of Boedo, Mariani celebrates the poetic characteristics of the former while [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 747430

  • La narrativa de Diamela Eltit : un nuevo paradigma socio-literario de lectura
    Brito, Eugenia, 1950-
    1994
    In her essay “La narrativa de Diamela Eltit: un nuevo paradigma socio-literario de lectura” (Diamela Eltit’s Narrative: A New Socio-Literary Paradigm for Reading), Eugenia Brito discusses Eltit’s “writing” (l&rsquo [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 751690

  • La poesía
    Bayley, Edgar
    1948
    In this piece, Bayley analyses the state of poetry in Buenos Aires.In his view it is a “daily challenge” that requires one to be alert and constantly aware of what one’s enemies are doing [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 730464

  • La redefinición del contrato simbólico entre escritor y lector : La Nueva Novela, de Juan Luis Martínez
    Brito, Eugenia, 1950-
    1994
    After the 1973 coup d’état in Chile, the country’s literature underwent a process of transformation that prompted a redefinition of concepts such as, among other things, the roles of writers and readers as well as their limits and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 751667

  • La revista "taller"
    Guevara Moreno, Luis, 1926-
    1950
    The painter Luis Guevara Moreno—a member of Los Disidentes, the group of Venezuelan artists living in Paris in 1950—briefly reviews an issue of Taller (1948), the magazine published by the group Taller Libre de Arte that was founded in Caracas [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 813541

  • La Trinidad de los sinvergüenzas : Prólogo de la farsa titulada: La caída de los ricos y la construcción del nuevo orden social
    Siqueiros, David Alfaro; Amador, Graciela
    1924
    This farce was written in verse and consists of a prologue and four parts. The action takes place in Mexico City. On a throne of clouds rests a trinity: a Mexican politician, “the father devil;” a European capitalist, “the grateful son;” and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 764016

  • Los 41 y la gran redada
    Monsiváis, Carlos
    2002
    As part of his research into the rumors and the legend concerning the Baile de los 41 [Dance of the 41]—a scandalous police raid in Mexico City in which 42 homosexual men were arrested—Carlos Monsiváis turns to contemporary newspaper reports. He [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 778162

  • Los catedráticos reaccionarios inculcan a la juventud ideas contrarias a la revolución que por lástima les sigue dando de comer : Los murciélagos y las momias pretenden impedir el desarrollo de las pinturas revolucionarias
    Siqueiros, David Alfaro
    1924
    Act two, scene one of this farce is entitled “The mummies and the bats give their opinion on revolutionary paintings.” Some of the names of the figures from the prior scene are repeated, although this time, they are divided: fresh and dried [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 764078

  • Manifiesto muy sentimental
    Piterbarg, Elías
    1928
    This article by Esteban Dalid (pseudonym of Elías Piterbarg) is mentioned in the text  “Pequeño esfuerzo de justificación colectiva” [Small Effort by Collective Justification] (which is found in the same issue of this journal) as a broadening [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 732506

  • Manifiestos : non Serviam
    Huidobro, Vicente, 1893-1948
    1976
    “Non Serviam,” a manifesto written by Chilean poet Vicente Huidobro, records his rejection of naturalism in poetry. He declares that poets should no longer imitate or reproduce nature; instead, they should create distinct new worlds through their [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1126176

  • Memórias e contos de J. Borges
    Borges, J. (José), 1935-
    2002
    This document is an anthology of poetry from the region of Bezerros, in the state of Pernambuco, which includes about 50 poems and stories from the genre known as “literatura de cordel” (string literature). This form of literature consists of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110707

  • Mi visión personal de Oliverio Girondo
    Pellegrini, Aldo
    1964
    The relationship that the critic Aldo Pellegrini established with the poet Olivierio Girondo, whom he met in 1948, stands out in this text. Pellegrini relates the closeness that developed between the surrealist group and the Poesía Buenos Aires [ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 745263

  • Nuestra arisca independencia
    Chiabra Acosta, Alfredo, 1889-1932
    1927
    This article by Atalaya reflects upon a text written by Guillermo de Torre entitled “Madrid, meridiano intelectual de Hispanoamérica” [Madrid: Intellectual Meridian of the Spanish Americas], published in La Gaceta Literaria [Literary Gazette] in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 738208

  • Nuevos poemas de Oliverio Girondo
    Pellegrini, Aldo
    1953
    Aldo Pellegrini points out that poetry constitutes an anti-conventional language par excellence; he believes it is necessary to break with verbal preconceptions when the intensity of the content calls for shades of meaning beyond convention. In this [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 745519

  • O papel da arte
    Ferrari, León, 1920-
    1986
    León Ferrari writes poetically about art and religion in terms of his own artistic goals: the appropriation of the works of the old Masters, a repression of sexuality, and eroticism that is ignored by the Catholic Church [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 744302

  • Para el advenimiento de Ramón
    Borges, Jorge Luis, 1899-1986
    1925
    Text by Jorge Luis Borges written as a tribute of the well-known Spanish writer Ramón Gómez de la Serna upon his imminent arrival to Buenos Aires. In a literary prose, Borges mentions a number of writers, including himself, that consider the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 732577

  • Pedro Manrique Figueroa : precursor del “collage” en Colombia : los años cero, los años rosa, los años rojos
    Sanin, Carolina, 1961-; Ospina, Lucas, 1971-
    1999
    “Pedro Manrique Figueroa. Precursor del ‘collage’ en Colombia” [Pedro Manrique Figueroa: Harbinger of Collage in Colombia] (1999) consists of an appendix and three sections, as follows: “The Zero Years,” “The Pink Years,” and “The [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1133754

  • Preámbulo
    Pellegrini, Aldo
    1965
    Pellegrini’s text introduces a number of his writings published in different venues, collected in the book Para contribuir a la confusion general [To Contribute to the General Confusion](1965). Through his reflections, the critic warns that much of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 745224

  • Pretexto
    Piterbarg, Elías
    1928
    This article by Esteban Dalid (also known as Elías Piterbarg) is mentioned in the text “Pequeño esfuerzo de justificación colectiva” [Small Effort by Collective Justification] (which is found in the same issue of this journal) as a broadening [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 732518

  • Prismas e retângulos
    Ferrari, León, 1920-
    1982
    León Ferrari composes a poetic description of his method of working: from the line on the plane of the paper through its development in space [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 744256

  • Ramón Gómez de la Serna
    Fernández, Macedonio, 1874-1952
    1925
    The author expresses his opinion with respect to the literary work of Gómez de la Serna and of the writer’s persona in general. Fernandez emphasizes the writer’s place as the “strongest figure of contemporary literary art” and that “his [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 731230

  • Ramón y “Pombo”
    Borges, Jorge Luis, 1899-1986
    1925
    This article describes, by and large, the character embedded in the literary works of Spaniard writer Ramón Gómez de la Serna, and then finally pauses to briefly describe the book La Sagrada Cripta de Pombo [The Sacred Crypt at Pombo] (1924). “ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 732660

  • Rol de “Martín Fierro” en la renovación poética actual
    Méndez, Evar, 1888 -1955
    1927
    Evar Méndez’s text brings about a critical balance of the Martin Fierro journal’s actions and what they meant to the Argentinean literary renewal throughout its entire publication span. He points out that the journal gathered, from its founding [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 787863