Colonial Latin American Literature: A Very Short Introduction

Colonial Latin American Literature: A Very Short Introduction

Rolena Adorno


A bright account of the literary tradition of the Spanish-speaking Americas from the time of Columbus to Latin American Independence, this Very brief Introduction explores the origins of Latin American literature in Spanish and tells the tale of the way Spanish literary language constructed and flourished within the New international. a number one pupil of colonial Latin American literature, Rolena Adorno examines the writings that debated the justice of the Spanish conquests, defined the novelties of latest global nature, expressed the creativity of Hispanic baroque tradition in epic, lyric, and satirical poetry, and expected Latin American Independence. The works of Spanish, creole, and Amerindian authors highlighted right here, together with Bartolomé de las Casas, Felipe Guaman Poma, Sor Juana Inés de l. a. Cruz, and Andrés Bello, were selected for the benefits in their writings, their participation within the higher literary and cultural debates in their instances, and their resonance between readers today.

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