About This Chapter
Contemporary Spanish Literature - Chapter Summary
In this chapter, you'll review lessons on important works of contemporary Spanish literature. Follow along with our expert instructors to learn about authors like Isabel Allende, Rosa Montero and Nancy Morejon. You'll also study specific examples of these authors' literary works. Be sure to take the accompanying self-assessment quizzes to reinforce your understanding of the material. You can access these lessons and quizzes at any time using your computer or mobile device, and when you're finished, you'll be able to summarize and analyze the themes of the following plays, essays, poems and short stories:
- El Hombre que se Convirtio en Perro
- Vision de los Vencidos
- ''Mujer Negra''
- ''Como la Vida Misma''
- ''Dos Palabras''
1. El Hombre que se Convirtio en Perro: Author, Summary & Theme
How can something completely absurd make you rethink your world? In this lesson, we'll find out by examining Osvaldo Dragun's famous absurdist play about a man who becomes a dog and how this absurd idea actually hits an emotional nerve.
2. Mujer Negra by Nancy Morejon: Author, Summary & Theme
Nancy Morejon's ''Mujer Negra'' is one of the most celebrated Cuban poems of all time. In this lesson, we'll see why that is and explore the ideas within this revolutionary piece.
3. Dos Palabras by Isabel Allende: Author, Summary & Theme
Dos Palabras follows the tale of a brave woman who finds her power and strength in the face of some terrifying events. Check out this lesson to read a summary of the story and for an analysis of the story's main themes.
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Other chapters within the AP Spanish Literature and Culture: Exam Prep course
- General & Historical Literary Terms in Spanish
- Spanish Literary Terminology for Narrative Genres
- Spanish Literary Terminology for Poetic Genres
- Spanish Literary Terminology for Dramatic Genres
- Rhetorical Figures in Spanish Literature
- Overview of Medieval Spanish Literature (1100-1500)
- Overview of Don Quixote
- The Golden Age of Spanish Literature (1500-1659)
- 20th Century Spanish Literature
- The Latin American Boom
- Writing & Composition in Spanish
- AP Spanish Literature & Culture Flashcards