By John King
This e-book tells the tale of Sur, Argentina's greatest literary and cultural magazine of the 20th century. Victoria Ocampo (its founder and lifetime editor) and Jorge Luis Borges (a common and influential contributor) function prominently within the tale, whereas the contributions of alternative significant writers (including Eduardo Mallea, William Faulkner, André Breton, Virginia Woolf, Alfonso Reyes, Octavio Paz, Waldo Frank, Aldous Huxley and Graham Greene) are mentioned. Politically talking, Sur represented a undeniable model of liberalism, a resistance to populism and mass tradition, and an attachment to elitist values which indignant opposed to the extra dominant levels of Argentine suggestion, from Peronism to the various sorts of nationalism, socialism and Marxism. Dr King examines the journal's roots, its improvement and its death, touching on it to different journals circulating on the time, and highlighting important matters debated in its pages, equivalent to Argentine attitudes in the direction of fascism in the course of the moment international battle.
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