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The Cry of the Renegade: Politics and Poetry in Interwar Chile

Raymond B. Craib


On the morning of September 29, 1920, a young poet died in Santiago’s asylum, where he had recently been moved after nearly two months in police custody. Why and how did José Domingo Gómez Rojas end up in a prison, an asylum, and a cemetery? This book is an effort to answer that question. It is not a biography of José Domingo Gómez Rojas, although he figures prominently in its pages. It is, rather, a book about the context within which his arrest, imprisonment, and death unfolded and about the experiences of a number of the men he counted as friends and comrades. Covering a four-month period o ... More

Keywords: Chile, anarchism, poetry, university students, labor, Santiago

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780190241353
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190241353.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Raymond B. Craib, author
Associate Professor of History, Cornell University

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