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The Latin American Boom - Chapter Summary
This comprehensive Spanish literature chapter examines significant authors and literary works from the Latin American Boom. You'll can expect to study the period's major themes and literary devices, as well as the works of authors like Borges, Neruda, Cortazar and Marquez. You can work through the chapter at your own pace, and when you're finished with a lesson, try its accompanying self-assessment quiz. The chapter is also available to access on any computer or mobile device. When you're finished, you should be equipped to:
- Evaluate the lives and works of Jorge Luis Borges, Pablo Neruda, Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Julio Cortazar
- Summarize/analyze ''Borges and I,'' ''Walking Around,'' ''El Ahogado Mas Hermoso del Mundo,'' ~La Siesta del Martes,'' ''Chac Mool'', ''La Noche Boca Arriba'' and ''El Sur''
- Define the concept of magical realism
1. Borges and I: Summary & Analysis
Jorge Luis Borges was an influential Spanish short story writer. He often wrote stories with heavy philosophical underpinnings. In this lesson, we'll look at his short story, 'Borges and I,' including a summary and analysis of the text.
2. El Sur by Jorge Luis Borges: Author, Summary & Theme
Jorge Luis Borges, author of 'El Sur,' sets the short story in his native Argentina. 'El Sur' is a story about a man who risks his life to protect his name.
3. Pablo Neruda: Biography, Love Poems & Facts
In this lesson we will explore the life and work of Pablo Neruda, a famous poet who is especially well-known for his love poems. After a look at his life, we will look at his work, several specific poems, and a few fun facts about him.
4. Walking Around by Pablo Neruda: Summary & Analysis
'Walking Around' is a rather dark poem by South American poet Pablo Neruda. This lesson will summarize the content of the poem and analyze what deeper meaning can be found.
5. Magical Realism: Definition, Authors & Examples
In this lesson, we will learn about magical realism. We will explore the definition and characteristics of this literary genre and learn about a few famous authors who wrote in the genre, including Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
6. Gabriel Garcia Marquez: Biography, Books & Short Stories
This lesson is about noted Colombian author, Gabriel Garcia Marquez. We will discuss his life, and his works, including his novels and short stories. Read the lesson and take the quiz!
7. Julio Cortazar: Biography, Short Stories & Poems
In this lesson, we will learn about the Argentine writer Julio Cortázar. After a brief biography, we will discuss his body of work, including his short stories, novels, poems, and translations.
8. La Noche Boca Arriba by Julio Cortazar: Summary & Analysis
What's the difference between reality and dreams? It's an intriguing literary question, and few tackle it in the manner of Julio Cortazar. In this lesson, we'll look at one of his short stories and see what he says about this idea.
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