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21ST CENTURY LITERATURE PRESENTATION
consist of oral & written literature in several languages(Spanish, Portuguese, and the indigenous languages of the America as well as literature of the United States written in the Spanish language)rose to particular prominence globally during the second half of the 20th century, largely due to the international success of the style known as magical realism. As such, the region's literature is often associated solely with this style, with the 20th Century literary movement known as Latin American Boom, and with its most famous exponent, Gabriel García Márquez. Latin American literature has a rich and complex tradition of literary production that dates back many centuries.WHAT IS
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Pre-Columbian LiteraturePrimarily oralColonial literatureWhen Europeans encountered the New World, early explorers and conquistadores produced written accounts and crónicas of their experience, such as Columbus's letters or Bernal Díaz del Castillo's description of the conquest of Mexico
Nineteenth-century literature ("foundational fictions“)novels in the Romantic or Naturalist traditions that attempted to establish a sense of national identity, and which often focused on the indigenous question or the dichotomy of "civilization or barbarism“Additionally, a gradual increase in women's education and writing during the 19th century brought more women writers to the forefront
Modernismo and Boom precursorsemerged in the late 19th centurya poetic movement whose founding text was the Nicaraguan Rubén Darío's Azul(1888).had been the renovation of poetic form & techniques, extending to the use of free verse.Modernismowas an end of Nineteenth and early Twentieth-century Latin-American literary movement;
The first Latin American literary movement to influence literary culture outside of the region, and was also the first truly Latin American literature, in that national differences were no longer so much at issue.Early twentieth century, was the rise of indigenismo, a movement dedicated to representing indigenous culture and the injustices that such communities were experiencing.The Argentine Jorge Luis Borgesinvented what was almost a new genre, the philosophical short story”
Also vanguadria, literally fore-guardNext artistic movement after Modernismo which instituted a radical search for new, daring, confrontational themes and shockingly novel formsPeople & works have become experimentalIt is to push boundaries of what is accepted as the norm or status quo
The BoomAfter World War II, Latin America enjoyed increasing economic prosperity, and a new-found confidence also gave rise to a literary boom.

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