Eduardo Posada-Carbó on the Colombian journalist and political chronicler Julio H. Palacio (1875-1951)

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LAC member Eduardo Posada-Carbó wrote the prologue of Julio H. Palacio’s memoirs, Historia de mi vida, recently edited by the Biblioteca Nacional in Colombia (though the digital edition is dated 2017, it was launched in December 2020). Originally published as weekly chronicles in El Tiempo’s literary supplement, Historia de mi vida offers an extraordinary account of the political, cultural and social life of Colombia from the time Palacio entered the Universidad Republicana as a student in 1891. This volume (the first of three planned in the collection) includes Palacio’s memoirs until the end of the Guerra de Mil Días in 1903.


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