This article focuses on the act of writing as it is portrayed in a number of chronicles published in Chilean press in the first half and middle of Twentieth Century. The analysis considers basic gestures such as sitting in front of typewriter as well as personal motivations and facts that precede it. On the one hand, this article discusses Hernán Díaz Arrieta's (Alone) chronicles, who published in many newspapers, journals and magazines, and some other written by Joaquín Edwards Bello, from his weekly contribution in La Nación. Both of them give advice to those who want to become writers. On the other hand, Jenaro Prieto, Teófilo Cid and Arturo Méndez Carrasco's chronicles, who write from theirs positions as employees, portray writing just as a main skill to accomplish their work and it is not always linked to literature and/or journalism.
|Translated title of the contribution||The down side of writing: Chroniclers and employees|
|Number of pages||26|
|Journal||Literatura y Linguistica|
|State||Published - 2016|