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  • ICAA Record ID
    732450
    TITLE
    Proa
    IN
    Proa (Buenos Aires, Argentina). -- Vol. 1, no. 1 (Ago. 1924)
    DESCRIPTION
    p. 3-8
    LANGUAGES
    Spanish
    TYPE AND GENRE
    Journal article – Manifestoes
    BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
    Borges, Jorge Luis and Alfredo Brandán Caraffa. "Proa." Proa, vol. 1, no.1 (August 1924): 3-8.
    NAME DESCRIPTORS
    Proa (Buenos Aires, Argentina : 1924-1926)
    ADDITIONAL AUTHORS
    Brandán Caraffa, Alfredo, 1898-
Synopsis

This article explains the emergence of the journal Proa as a symbol of a rare blossoming in the spirit, in the current culture of Argentina. On the other hand, Brandán Caraffa distances himself from Proa’s first period, which he characterizes as “a brusque and almost spasmodic manner of protest” against the cultural milieu at that time. Even when considering the previously disseminated postulates—which were already accepted and incorporated by the “cultured classes”—it states that this new start-up was said to be in the context of a more harmonious and serene spirit. Finally, the text ponders aspirations, points of view, and goals of the journal.

Annotations

Proa [Prow] (Buenos Aires, 1924–26) is considered one of the most important journals to disseminate the avant-garde’s ideas in Argentina. This publication had two different periods: the first issue of the first period corresponds to August 1922 and only two other issues were published; the second period begins in August 1924 with a time gap relative to the first one of a little more than a year. Of its four editors, Jorge Luis Borges, Alfredo Brandán Caraffa, Ricardo Güiraldes and Pablo Rojas Paz, only the former, Borges, took actively part in the foundation of Proa (first period).

Researcher
Natalia Pineau
Team
Fundación Espigas, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Location
Particular: Patricia Artundo.