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International Coffeehouses: Chile

This guide will provide links to resources related to the countries featured in the International Coffeehouses.

Panoramic photo of Santiago Chile

Alobos Life (Photographer). (2014). Santiago de Chile 2014. Retrieved from flickr.com on March 8, 2021. Used under Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC 2.0).

Facts in Brief

Flag of Chile

Capital: Santiago

Official language: Spanish

Official name: Republica de Chile (Republic of Chile)

Flag: The flag of Chile features a white and red horizontal stripe, with a blue square in the left corner of the white stripe. A white star in the center of the blue square stands for progress and honor. The red stands for the blood of heroes, the white for the snow of the Andes, and the blue for the sky.

Coat of arms: The Chilean coat of arms features a deer and an eagle on either side of the country's official seal, and bears the motto By Right or Might in Spanish.

National holiday: Independence Day, September 18.

Form of government: Republic.


Image Citation: Country Flag (Chile), in Europa World online. London, Routledge. University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Retrieved 09 March 2021 from http://www.europaworld.com/entry/cl.FLAG

Text Citation: Monteón, M. (2021). Chile. In World Book Advanced. https://www-worldbookonline-com.proxy.lib.utk.edu/advanced/article?id=ar111040

Roberto Matta

Roberto Matta headshot

Roberto Matta (1911-2002)

Matta was a Chilean-born painter of mysterious fantastic environments who lived his adult life outside his homeland and became identified with the international Surrealist movement.


Text Citation:Britannica Academic, s.v. "Roberto Matta," accessed March 9, 2021, https://academic.eb.com/levels/collegiate/article/Roberto-Matta/105339.

Image Citation: Autor Desconocido. (1960). Roberto Matta [digital image]. Retrieved from commons.wikimedia.org. Used under Public Domain.

LIsten to Living, 1941

LIsten to Living, 1941

Matta (Roberto Sebastián Antonio Matta Echaurren), Chilean, 1911-2002. 1941. Listen to Living. Painting. Place: The Museum of Modern Art, Inter-American Fund. https://library.artstor.org/asset/AMOMA_10312310675.

Years of Fear, 1942

Years of Fear, 1942

Matta, Roberto, Chilean, b.1912. 1942. Years of Fear. Painting. Place: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City. https://library.artstor.org/asset/ABARNITZ_10310363440.

L'excitateur, 1957

L'excitateur, 1957

Matta, Roberto (Chilean painter and printmaker, 1911-2002). 1957. L'excitateur. lithographs. Place: Wriston Art Center Galleries, Lawrence University, Appleton, WI. https://library.artstor.org/asset/SS35559_35559_26041813.

L'homme descend du signe, 1975

L'homme descend du signe, 1975

Roberto Matta. 1975, Image: 2011. L'homme descend du signe. https://library.artstor.org/asset/AWSS35953_35953_35420713.

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Santiago, Chile

Santiago, Chile

Santiago, in central Chile, is the nation's capital and largest city, as well as a cultural, economic, and transportation center. The Andes Mountains rise east of Santiago. The Pacific Ocean lies about 90 miles (145 kilometers) to the west.


Santiago, Chile [Online image]. (2021). In World Book Advanced, https://www-worldbookonline-com.proxy.lib.utk.edu/advanced/media?id=pc367531

Torres del Paine, Chile

Torres del Paine, Chile

Chile has a varied and spectacular landscape. The interior of the country includes vast deserts, majestic mountains, and fertile river basins. Chile also has a rugged coastline.

 

Torres del Paine, Chile [Online image]. (2021). In World Book Advanced, https://www-worldbookonline-com.proxy.lib.utk.edu/advanced/media?id=pc037069

Chile's Central Valley

Chile's Central Valley

Chile's Central Valley is crossed by several rivers fed by runoff water from the Andes. The fertile soil of the river basins makes the Central Valley Chile's richest agricultural region. The region also has much of the country's industry and most of its population.


Chile's Central Valley [Online image]. (2021). In World Book Advanced, https://www-worldbookonline-com.proxy.lib.utk.edu/advanced/media?id=pc010237

Glacier in Southern Chile

Glacier in Southern Chile

Grey Glacier, in Torres del Paine National Park in southern Chile, is one of the many spectacular features of the Chilean landscape. The country also has vast deserts, majestic mountains, and fertile river basins.


Glacier in southern Chile [Online image]. (2021). In World Book Advanced, https://www-worldbookonline-com.proxy.lib.utk.edu/advanced/media?id=pc361075

Cattle Ranch, Patagonia, Chile

Cattle Ranch, Patagonia, Chile

Ranching provides food for many Chileans. This photograph shows cattle on a ranch in Chile's Patagonia region. Snowy mountains rise in the background.


Cattle ranch, Patagonia, Chile [Online image]. (2021). In World Book Advanced, https://www-worldbookonline-com.proxy.lib.utk.edu/advanced/media?id=pc360138

Valparaíso, Chile

Valparaíso, Chile

Boats are an important means of transportation for people and goods in South America. The cargo ships and fishing boats shown here are docked at Valparaíso, Chile’s leading seaport.


Valparaíso, Chile [Online image]. (2021). In World Book Advanced, https://www-worldbookonline-com.proxy.lib.utk.edu/advanced/media?id=pc323029

Literary Figures

Gabriela Mistral

Gabriela Mistral (1889-1957)

She was the first Latin American to win the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Read her works: Gabriela Mistral Selected Poems - PQ8097.G6 A618 2006

Online Language Learning Resources

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Map of Chile

Chile map


Image Citation: Country Map (Chile), in Europa World online. London, Routledge. University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Retrieved 09 March 2021 from http://www.europaworld.com/entry/cl.MAP

Folk Music of Chile

Chile Album Art

Music Books in Our Collection

Claudio Arrau

Claudio Arrau

Claudio Arrau (1903-1991)

Claudio Arrau was a Chilean pianist who was one of the most-renowned performers of the 20th century.


Image Citation: "Claudio Arrau, 1961." Grove Music Online.  ;  Accessed 9 Mar. 2021. https://www.oxfordmusiconline.com/grovemusic/view/10.1093/gmo/9781561592630.001.0001/omo-9781561592630-e-8000000315.

Text Citation: Britannica Academic, s.v. "Claudio Arrau," accessed March 9, 2021, https://academic.eb.com/levels/collegiate/article/Claudio-Arrau/9615.

Piano Lessons with Claudio Arrau Cover Art

Piano Lessons with Claudio Arrau - ML417.A8 A9 2014

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Great Pianists Speak for Themselves Cover Art

Great Pianists Speak for Themselves - ML397.M28 1991

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Claudio Arrau in Concert Cover Art

Claudio Arrau in Concert - DVD M21.C57 2002

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