Boom Literature: Language and Creation

Module code: SP3134

In this module, you will study some of the major authors of the ‘Boom’ and pre-‘Boom’ period of Latin American literature from the 1940s to the 1960s. In particular, you will look at ways in which these texts demonstrate the authors’ desire to find a new literary language and to explore the relationship between the text and the concrete world. Close consideration will be given to the ways in which these texts explore language both as a creative force in a philosophical/mystical context, and as a shaper of identity within a socio-historical context.

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