Modern Latin American Literature: A Very Short Introduction

Modern Latin American Literature: A Very Short Introduction


within the Sixties, Latin American literature turned identified all over the world as by no means sooner than. Writers resembling Jorge Luis Borges, Gabriel García Márquez, Mario Vargas Llosa, Carlos Fuentes, Pablo Neruda, Octavio Paz, and Mario Vargas Llosa all grew to become a part of the overall tradition of knowledgeable readers of English, French, German, and Italian. yet few find out about the literary culture from which those writers emerged. glossy Latin American Literature: a truly brief creation treatments this case, delivering an summary of Latin American literature from the past due eighteenth century to the current. Roberto González Echevarría covers quite a lot of subject matters, huge and small, highlighting how Latin American literature grew to become aware of its continental scope and foreign succeed in in moments of political predicament, corresponding to independence from Spain, the Spanish-American struggle, and the Mexican and Cuban revolutions. inside this narrative, the writer discusses the main writers of Latin American literature, from Andrés Bello and José María Heredia via Borges and García Márquez to Fernando Vallejo and Roberto Bolaño.

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