Latin literature for contemporary readers
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Latin literature for contemporary readers an anthology of Latin prose and verse by B. E. Lewis

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Published by University of Port Elizabeth in Port Elizabeth, South Africa .
Written in English


  • Latin literature -- History and criticism.,
  • Latin prose literature -- Translations into English.,
  • Latin poetry -- Translations into English.

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Edition Notes

Statementtranslated into English, with an introduction and notes, B.E. Lewis.
GenreTranslations into English.
SeriesPublication series. General -- A17
LC ClassificationsPA6004 .L48 1992
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 159 p. ;
Number of Pages159
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17947200M
ISBN 10086988493X
ISBN 109780869884935
LC Control Number93205101

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  This book gives a wonderful overview of Latin American literature. The notes and brief biographies are helpful. After reading it I wanted to read more of certain authors whose writing I had particularly enjoyed. I certainly would recommend it. However, I think you need to have an "advanced intermediate" level of Spanish, if that makes sense/5(21). Latin American literature consists of the oral and written literature of Latin America (and the Caribbean) in several languages, particularly in Spanish, Portuguese, and indigenous languages of the Americas. In the s, Latin American literature became known worldwide as never before. Writers such as Jorge Luis Borges, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Mario Vargas Llosa, Carlos Fuentes, Pablo Neruda, Octavio Paz, and Mario Vargas Llosa all became part of the general culture of educated readers of English, French, German, and Italian. But few know about the literary tradition from which these writers emerged. Latin American literature - Latin American literature - The modern essay: All of this literary production was accompanied by a strong essayistic tradition whose main topic was the distinctiveness of Latin American culture and, within that culture, the individual cultures of the various countries. Many of the poets and fiction writers mentioned before also wrote essays in this vein: Carpentier.

Contemporary Latin is the form of the Latin language used since the end of the 19th century. Various kinds of contemporary Latin can be distinguished, including the use of single words in taxonomy, and the fuller ecclesiastical use in the Catholic Church – but Living or Spoken Latin (the use of Latin as a language in its own right as a full-fledged means of expression) is the primary subject. Latin American literature consists of the oral and written literature of Latin America in several languages, particularly in Spanish, Portuguese, and the indigenous languages of the Americas as well as literature of the United States written in the Spanish language. It rose to particular prominence globally during the second half of the 20th century, largely due to the international success of.   All across the country, contemporary books are quickly joining the ranks of the classics on high school reading lists, and for good reason. Like the literary greats before them, modern titles have the power to introduce new and diverse perspectives, explore universal themes, and challenge students to think critically about the texts they read. I think it’s interesting for readers who are only interested in modern literature and art and culture—let’s say 20th century stuff. When I studied Matisse and Picasso at the Institute of Fine Arts in New York, my professor, who was a modernist and hadn’t studied Latin, couldn’t get over the amount of classical content even in the.

"LATIN LITERATURE IN EARLY MODERN GRONINGEN" published on 01 Jan by Brill.   Modern Latin American Literature book. Read 4 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. In the s, Latin American literature became know /5(4). This book really put Latin American literature on the international map because it is a novel which, while deeply Latin American, is also accessible to all readers. . The Latin American boom of the s and s gave us some of the most celebrated writers of the Americas, including Gabriel García Márquez, Miguel Ángel Asturias, and Mario Vargas Llosa.