López Vallecillos, author

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López Vallecillos, author


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López Vallecillos left his deepest imprint on Central American letters as an editor and publisher, but he was an important author in his own right. His history of journalism in El Salvador, El periodismo en El Salvador (1964), was an exhaustive account of the role of periodicals, tabloids, broadsheets, and magazines in his home country since colonial times. He wrote a two-volume biography of the nineteenth century liberal leader Gerardo Barrios (1967), as well as numerous volumes of poetry.

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El periodismo en El Salvador (Journalism in El Salvador) 1964, cover
This is the cover of López Vallecillos's widely cited history of journalism in El Salvador, published in 1964, in which he traces the history of news-writing and commentary from Spanish colonial times until the advent of television journalism in the…

Imágenes sobre otoño (Images of Autumn), 1961, cover
López Vallecillos published this volume of introspective, at times melancholic poetry in 1961, the year he turned 29.

Inventario de soledad (Inventory of Solitude), 1977, cover
This volume of López Vallecillos' poetry was published in 1977, a time of sharpening tensions and rising political violence in El Salvador. While many of his poetic colleagues were writing plainly political verse, had joined guerrilla movements, or…

Gerardo Barrios y su tiempo (Gerardo Barrios and His Times), 1965, cover
Although López Vallecillos was not trained as a historian, his two-volume biography of the nineteenth century president and caudillo Gerardo Barrios was one of the first documentary histories of El Salvador ever published. He relied on letters,…
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