This essay examines the revision work of the colonial past undertaken by two of the most distinguished essayists of the XIX Century, J V. Lastarria and Andrés Bello. My chief concern is with exploring the inherent contradictions that stand out in the articulation of the national project proposed by both authors. In view of scarcity of studies relating of the critical character and persuasive intention of essay genre, I believe this essay can contribute significantly to the field of Colonial and Nineteenth Century studies.
|Journal||Revista Chilena de Literatura|
|State||Published - Apr 1998|