Sketches of Life in Chile, 1841-1851

By José Joaquín Vallejo; Frederick H. Fornoff et al. | Go to book overview

SKETCHES OF
LIFE IN CHILE
1841–1851

JOSÉ JOAQUÍN VALLEJO
“JOTABECHE”

Translated from the Spanish by
FREDERICK H. FORNOFF

Edited with an Introduction and Chronology
by SIMON COLLIER

1
2002

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page *
  • Contents v
  • Series Editors' General Introduction vii
  • Chronology of José Joaquín Vallejo xi
  • Introduction - Jotabeche and His World xiii
  • The Making of Jotabeche xiv
  • The “movement of 1842” xviii
  • Jotabeche's “jotabeches” xxii
  • Businessman and Politician: Vallejo's Later Years xxvii
  • Notes xxxiv
  • Note on the Text and Translation xxxvii
  • I - Copiapó and the Mining Zone 1
  • Copiapó 3
  • If They Could See You Now! 8
  • The Mines of Chañarcillo 12
  • The Discoverers of the Chañarcillo Mines 14
  • The Theater, Steamships, and the Chañarcillo Hospice 19
  • Candlestick Mine 23
  • The Map to the Lode of the Three Mountain Passes 27
  • The Cangalleros 32
  • Vallenar and Copiapó 36
  • The Port of Copiapó 42
  • II - Pictures of Society 49
  • Carnival 51
  • Corpus Christi 56
  • Lent 60
  • Copiapó: Today's Tertulias 65
  • Afternoon Walks (First Article) 71
  • Afternoon Walks (Second Article) 75
  • Outings 80
  • Letter from Jotabeche to a Friend in Santiago 85
  • Letter from Jotabeche 89
  • An Illness 93
  • A Word About Fools 97
  • The Provincial in Santiago 101
  • The Renegade Provincial 109
  • Gossips 113
  • The Liberal 117
  • III - Journeys and Episodes 123
  • Items of Interest 125
  • Letter (Visit to the Maipo Canyon) 129
  • A Little Journey by Sea 133
  • Excerpts from My Diary 138
  • More Excerpts from My Diary 143
  • A Practical Joke 147
  • Elections in Copiapó 151
  • Elections in Huasco 153
  • The Uprising at Chañarcillo 159
  • The Last Spanish Caudillo in Araucania 160
  • Francisco Montero: Memories of the Year 1820 167
  • Editor's Notes 173
  • Glossary 183
  • Bibliography 185
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