The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 57, July 1953 - April, 1954 Page: 262
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
Proceedings of the Conference on Latin-American Fine Arts
(University of Texas Press, 1952) comes as the thirteenth in
the Latin-American Studies Series and presents in collected
form nine addresses delivered before the Latin-American fine
arts conference held at the University of Texas in June, 1951.
Herein distinguished scholars from the United States, Mexico,
and Guatemala reveal something of the achievements of certain
Latin-American nations in the fields of drama, music, and the
pictorial arts. With keen intellectual penetration they show the
struggle for development and disclose, sometimes with unantic-
ipated frankness, the obstacles confronting the serious artist in
present-day Latin America. Since so much artistic achievement is
now in evidence in both Central and South America, as well as in
the islands of the Caribbean, it is to be lamented that the con-
ference discussions could not have been more inclusive; yet they
do serve to bring us up to date on problems which must be
applicable to a number of the nations south of our border.
Though scholarly in content and presentation, none of the essays
is beyond the comprehension of the general reader, and all are
of interest to those who seek more knowledge of Latin-American
In our somewhat frenzied efforts over the past years to promote
international sympathy by means of intellectual and cultural
enlightenment, we too frequently have permitted the flow of
information to assume one direction only. It is very fitting, there-
fore, that this conference and its subsequent published proceed-
ings should be dedicated to a distinguished scholar who for many
years sought earnestly and effectively to bring to our attention the
rich cultural tradition of our Latin-American neighbors-the late
Doctor Charles Wilson Hackett.
JOHN G. VARNER
The University of Texas
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