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From the impact of The New Boom and Magical Realism on American literature to the work of translators and literati, Latin American literature definitely changed the world.
Curious to know more about these literature-changing examples? We’ve got you covered.
Robitussin presents some iconic moments in Latin American literature that have given voice to an entire continent, one page at a time.
The New Boom
The Latin American Boom was a movement in the 1960s and 1970s. It featured work from influential Latin American authors. This movement was influenced by Modernism and the Vanguardia movement.
The works from The New Boom were considered “highly experimental.” They were deeply influenced by the turbulent Latin American political landscape of the 1960s, particularly by the Cuban Revolution and the proliferation of military regimes in South America.
Magical realism is often used to describe the literary subgenre popularized by Latin American writers in the 1950s. Though every work of literature in this genre varies in its content and style, some characteristics appear over and over again. The story must be set in “a realistic environment with magical elements.”
The influence of Latin translators on literature
The work of Latin American authors was not only reduced to narrative and storytelling. Their work also produced great adaptations of other literary works, and their respective translations made them known in other parts of the world.
What are your favorite Latin American literature moments?