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History of the Latin American Literature

Latin American literature

At the beginning of the nineteenth century, many Latin-American writers felt the need to write abut their new-found independence. This literature was hurtfully truthful and unromantic. Romanticism developed shortly afterwards and accordingly Latin-American literature developed more of a false pretence. Subsequently, harsh realism returned shortly followed by magical realism. Gabriel Garcia Marquez employed this style of writing in much of his literary works. Nowadays, Latin-American literature is readily available to be read by all and is widely studied in universities worldwide.

  1. Popol Vuh
  2. The discovery
  3. La Araucana
  4. El Inca Garcilaso de la Vega
  5. Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz
  6. Martín Fierro
  7. The 19th century: The Cuba of José Martí
  8. Latin American Modernism: Rubén Darío
  9. The Latin-American literary avant-garde: Vicente Huidobro
  10. Octavio Paz
  11. The New Novel and the Boom