Culture, Politics and the Cold War: The Sociedad de Escritores de Chile in the 1950s

  title={Culture, Politics and the Cold War: The Sociedad de Escritores de Chile in the 1950s},
  author={Jorge A. N{\'a}llim},
  journal={Journal of Latin American Studies},
  pages={549 - 571}
  • Jorge A. Nállim
  • Published 4 February 2019
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Latin American Studies
Abstract In the 1950s, the Sociedad de Escritores de Chile experienced bitter disputes caused by the efforts of the Chilean Committee for Cultural Freedom, the local branch of a major institution in the US cultural Cold War, to gain control of the association. These disputes reveal the role played by the cultural Cold War in the breakdown of older political and intellectual alliances in Chile. They also highlight the transnational networks that connected Chilean writers during the Cold War, and… 


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