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NOEMI VOIONMAA, Daniel. Returning to Sepúlveda Leyton: For a new Social Novel. Alpha [online]. 2011, n.32, pp. 45-59. ISSN 0718-2201. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-22012011000100004.
This essay aims to revisit the production of a rather neglected Chilean writer, Carlos Sepúlveda Leyton (1895-1941). Through the analyses of his novels Hijuna and Comrade, it argues that Sepúlveda Leyton is not just a transitional figure in Chile’s social novel tradition; on the contrary, his work constitutes a radicalization of the social novel and as such it should deserved a more notorious position in Chile’s literary historiography. Finally, from the study of his work it emerges the need for a reconsideration of the traditional divisions between realism and avant-garde.
Palavras-chave : Chilean Literature; Carlos Sepúlveda Leyton; Social Novel; Realism; Avant-Garde.