Constancio Carlos Vigil (September 4, – September 24, ) was a 50 children’s titles such as El Erial (“The Wild Field”), El Mono Relojero (“The. LOS QUE PASAN by Vigil., Constancio C. and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Results 1 – 29 of 29 The Fallow Land: A Book of Parables, Proverbs, Epigrams and Short Meditations. by Vigil, Constancio C. and a great selection of related.

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The company would publish his new titles: Retrieved from ” https: Vigil parlayed the sale into the establishment of a new publishing house: These efforts and his donations of reading material to schools led to his being honored with the naming of 3, schools, auditoria, and libraries in Argentina, over the decades.

Constancio Vigil was born in Rocha, Uruguayin This page was last edited on 12 Augustat He marshalled his publishing empire’s reach to foster “Billiken Committees” – groups of middle-class schoolchildren guided by the namesake magazine to raise donations of food and money for the needy; these groups reportedly grew to over 40, children before the project ended.


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The ambitious journalist created three magazines between and The magazine, byboasted a weekly circulation of over 36, though the versatile businessman sold it at its peak to Editorial Haynes in ; by then, Mundo Argentino soldcopies a week in a country with fewer than 5 million adults. From Gigil, the free encyclopedia. September 4, Rocha, Uruguay.

Constancio C. Vigil

His father, a local politician, was forced to relocate to the nation’s capital, Montevideoconetancio a political dispute. Constancio Carlos Vigil September 4, — September 24, was a Uruguayan-Argentine writer and prominent publisher. One should stay far from those who live off others’ patriotism. Unusually progressive by the standards of early 20th-century Argentine society, Vigil wrote in his weekly editorials that:.

Constancio Vigil costancio at his editor’s desk in Buenos Aires when he died inat age A editorial in Billiken explained that:. Views Read Edit View history.


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Vigil, however, remained active during the great depressionwhich until the late s caused severe hardship in Argentine society. Much as Pulgarcito had been before competition led to its closure, Mundo Argentino was a heavily illustrated magazine packed with advertisements and coupons and centered on vgil particular genre without being limited to it.

Political intrigue once again intruded in the young man’s life, however, when the newspaper was forcibly shuttered inleading Vigil to relocate to neighboring Buenos AiresArgentina. El largo camino de Billiken Archived at the Wayback Machine.

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