Representaciones del intelectual. El suplemento El Nuevo Tiempo Literario en Colombia y su relación con la cultura europea en la primera mitad del siglo XX

Historia Crítica. 2016;59:125-142 DOI 10.7440/histcrit59.2016.07


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Journal Title: Historia Crítica

ISSN: 0121-1617 (Print); 1900-6152 (Online)

Publisher: Universidad de los Andes

LCC Subject Category: History (General) and history of Europe: History (General)

Country of publisher: Colombia

Language of fulltext: Spanish

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Gustavo Adolfo Bedoya Sánchez (Universidad de Antioquia, Colombia)


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Time From Submission to Publication: 52 weeks


Abstract | Full Text

This article explores the diverse images that the staff of the Colombian literary supplement El Nuevo Tiempo Literario presented of the stereotype of “intellectual” during the first half of the 20th century. It analyzes said representations through the study and comparison of emblematic European figures and the analysis of their ideas in important historical moments such as the Dreyfus Case and the Great War, for example. The conclusion is that the self-representations of the supplement’s collaborators made it possible to distinguish the differences and similarities between writing, thinking, and “acting,” i.e., between being literati, literary critics, and intellectuals committed to political action.