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Based on the criticisms that the emergence of Estridentismo gave rise to, Oscar Leblanc, a journalist of El Universal Ilustrado carries out a survey about the movement, interviewing several personalities. The responses are really extreme. The writer José López Portillo y Rojas considers it the result of literary synchronism. Peón del Valle, in turn, labels it as the “trashcan” of literature. Carlos González Peña did not know it, and poet Antonio Mediz Bolio believes it is the future of art. The leader of the estridentista movement, in turn, expresses his opinion stating that the movement implies subversion against the standardizing principles of young people’s thoughts.
For procedures such as the survey the purpose here was to elicit a polemic among intellectuals with opposite views. El Universal Ilustrado reverted to, in this case, the point of view of renowned writers and journalists, among them the president of the Academia Mexicana de la Lengua, José López Portillo y Rojas; as well as to the promoter of the movement, Manuel Maples Arce.El Universal Ilustrado was the mouthpiece of the avant-garde, and definitely contributed to adding followers to the estridentista movement, which had at its reach the availability of publications such as Zig-Zag and the Revista de Revista.