Colonial Latin American Literature: A Very Short Introduction

By Rolena Adorno

A vibrant account of the literary tradition of the Spanish-speaking Americas from the time of Columbus to Latin American Independence, this Very brief Introduction explores the origins of Latin American literature in Spanish and tells the tale of ways Spanish literary language constructed and flourished within the New global. a number one student of colonial Latin American literature, Rolena Adorno examines the writings that debated the justice of the Spanish conquests, defined the novelties of recent global nature, expressed the creativity of Hispanic baroque tradition in epic, lyric, and satirical poetry, and expected Latin American Independence. The works of Spanish, creole, and Amerindian authors highlighted right here, together with Bartolomé de las Casas, Felipe Guaman Poma, Sor Juana Inés de l. a. Cruz, and Andrés Bello, were selected for the benefits in their writings, their participation within the better literary and cultural debates in their instances, and their resonance between readers today.

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