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  • ICAA Record ID
    738221
    TITLE
    Nuestra encuesta : ¿cuál es, a su juicio, el peor libro del año?
    IN
    La Campana de Palo: Periódico Mensual. Bellas Artes y polémica (Buenos Aires, Argentina). -- No. 10 (Dic. 1926)
    LANGUAGES
    Spanish
    TYPE AND GENRE
    Journal article – Survey
    BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
    "Nuestra encuesta: ¿Cuál es, a su juicio, el peor libro del año?" La Campana de Palo: Periódico Mensual. Bellas Artes y polémica (Buenos Aires), no. 10 (December 1926).
Synopsis

This article is not an authentic survey. The responses to the question “¿Cuál es, a su juicio, el peor libro del año?”, [What, in your opinion, is the worst book of the year?] supposedly offered by such personages as Leopoldo Lugones, Arturo Capdevilla, Gustavo Martínez Zuviría, Ricardo Rojas, Jorge Luis Borges, and Ricardo Güiraldes among others, were actually invented by the magazine’s editors.  Moreover, the answers are parodies of each of the aforementioned writers given that they exacerbate distinctive features and traits of those who were supposedly surveyed. 

Annotations

La Campana de Palo [The Wooden Bell] published its first six editions between June and December 1925. Following a time in which the journal was not published, it reappeared in September 1926 with a contiguous enumeration, although using a different format and with the subtitle Periódico Mensual. Bellas Artes y Polémica [Monthly Journal: Fine Arts and Controversy]. In this second phase that lasted until September–October 1927, eleven issues were published. 

 

La Campana de Palo was one of the main publications for the dissemination of the ideas belonging to the anarchist group led by Alfredo Chiabra-Acosta, also known by the pseudonym Atalaya, or At.

 

The survey presented in this article is not authentic. Each of the figures mentioned in the attributed answers were invented by the magazine’s editorial staff. 

Researcher
Natalia Pineau
Team
Fundación Espigas, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Location
Particular: Sr. Albino Fernández.