A History of Colombian Literature by Raymond Williams

By Raymond Williams

In contemporary a long time, the overseas popularity of Nobel Laureate Gabriel García Márquez has positioned Colombian writing at the international literary map. A background of Colombian Literature explores the family tree of Colombian poetry and prose from the colonial interval to the current day. starting with a accomplished creation that charts the advance of a countrywide literary culture, this historical past contains broad essays that light up the cultural and political intricacies of Colombian literature. prepared thematically, those essays survey the multilayered verse and fiction of such varied writers as José Eustacio Rivera, Tomás Carrasquilla, Alvaro Mutis, and Darío Jaramillo Agudelo. Written by way of a number of prime students, this historical past additionally devotes designated awareness to the lasting value of colonialism and multiculturalism in Colombian literature. This ebook is of pivotal significance to the advance of Colombian writing and should function a useful reference for experts and scholars alike.

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