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SUR, one of the most important and influential literary magazines published in Latin America in the twentieth century, is now available as a full-text searchable, digital archive. SUR, 1931-1991 contains images of the complete run of the magazine — including covers, photographs and advertisements — with an interface in both Spanish and English.

Founded in 1931 by Argentine intellectual Victoria Ocampa, SUR is well known throughout the Americas and Europe for featuring writings from some of the best known figures in literature, philosophy, history and the arts. The magazine contained contributions from Virginia Woolf, Jean-Paul Satre, Jorge Luis Borges and many others as well as Ocampo’s own social commentary on political, governmental and economic affairs.

This important literary title featuring the century's principal authors and intellectuals is vital for historical research on all aspects of 20th century life.

Summary: Founded in 1931 by Argentine intellectual Victoria Ocampo (1890-1979), SUR became a highly influential journal throughout Latin America and Europe. Over its long and distinguished history, SUR featured the writings of the leading figures in literature, philosophy, history and the plastic arts not only from Latin America, but also from North America and Western Europe. Contributors include LeCorbusier, Lacan, Sarte, and Woolf; Argentine authors include Borges, Cortázar, Silvinia Ocampo, and Bioy Casares. SUR translated many authors, introducing Latin Americans to Europeans, and European and North American readers to Latin Americans. Through her social commentary and choice of contributors, Ocampo advanced an Argentine version of Liberalism at a time when many Latin Americans were confronting reactionary regimes, military rule, economic chaos and demagogues.

SUR, 1931-1992, a digital archive of this leading magazine, includes:

  • Images of the complete magazine, including covers, photographs and advertisement
  • A comprehensive electronic index of 6,300 entries, which corrects mistakes and inconsistencies found in the index published in the magazine and provides access to all contributions, even those of less than a page
  • A set of images of manuscripts from the first issue as well as an unpublished set of letters by Victoria Ocampo
  • Full-text search capability
  • An interface in both Spanish and English

Full-text search functionality gives researchers unprecedented access to all issues of SUR, from 1931-1992.

Significance:  This important literary title featuring the century's principal authors and intellectuals is vital for historical research on all aspects of 20th century life, literature, culture and the arts. All libraries — especially those focusing on Latin American studies — will want to add SUR, 1931-1992 to their collections. Even libraries with partial or full runs in print or on microfilm will benefit from the full-text search capability of SUR, 1931-1992.

All photographs from every issue are included.

Source:  Fundación Sur in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Search the complete run of SUR, Latin America’s leading literary magazine of the 20th century.

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