Latin American Fiction

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Latin American Fiction El Boom Before the middle of the 20th century, novelists’ works often did not find impact beyond their individual nations. By 1970 an explosion…
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Latin American Fiction El Boom
  • Before the middle of the 20th century, novelists’ works often did not find impact beyond their individual nations.
  • By 1970 an explosion of creativity transformed Latin America into one of the centers of modern world fiction. Writers from Latin America had been influenced by modern writers from America, Britain and Europe .
  • The formal style was relaxed to incorporate common speech, shifts in tone, and extravagant word play.
  • Characterization became complex and multilayered.
  • Writers incorporated fractured time sequences and fantastic events
  • Source:
  • Glau, Gregory R., Barry M. Maid, and Duane Roen. The McGraw-Hill Guide Writing for College, Writing for Life. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2010.
  • Magic Realism
  • A term coined by the Cuban novelist AlejoCarpentier to describe the matter of fact combination of the fantastic and everyday in Latin American fiction. The term applies to the tendency among contemporary fiction writers to mix the magical and the mundane in an overall context of realistic narration.
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