Sur (magazine)

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Cover of Sur, 1952
Categories Literary
Format Magazine
First issue 1931
Final issue 1970
Country Argentina
Language Spanish
Literary critic Victoria Ocampo and a copy of her journal, SUR.

Sur was a literary magazine published in Buenos Aires between 1931 and 1970.

History and profile[edit]

Sur was first published in 1931,[1][2] with the assistance of a multidisciplinary team of collaborators, among them Victoria's old friend and translator Pelegrina Pastorino.[3] Its founder and main backer was Victoria Ocampo,[2] and it was supported intellectually by the Spanish philosopher José Ortega y Gasset. Many of the earliest editions of Sur carry the colophon of Ortega's Revista de Occidente. Notable contributors and sometime editors include Jorge Luis Borges, H.A. Murena, Adolfo Bioy Casares and Borges' Spanish brother-in-law Guillermo de Torre.[4] The last issue was published in 1970.[1]


  1. ^ a b Maria Belén Hernández-González (2016). "The Construction of the Memory of Italy in Argentina through a Choice of Translated Essays". CALL: Irish Journal for Culture, Arts, Literature and Language. 1 (1). Retrieved 8 January 2017. 
  2. ^ a b John King (1981). "Towards a Reading of the Argentine Literary Magazine Sur". Latin American Research Review. 16 (2). JSTOR 2503125. 
  3. ^ Meyer, Doris: Against the Wind and the Tide ( Texas Pan-American Series paperback, University of Texas Press Reprint edition, 1990) Originally published New York, George Brazillier, 1978. Re-issue ISBN 0-292-78710-3.
  4. ^ Balderston, Daniel; Gonzalez, Mike (2004). Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century Latin American and Caribbean Literature, 1900–2003. Routledge Books. p. 555. ISBN 9781134399604. 

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