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The Kiss of the Spider Woman Literary Heritage & History

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Literary Heritage

Latin American literature is most often distinguished by its use of magical realism. Magical realism is a literary style that addresses social concerns but masks them in a veil of magical or fantastical symbolism. Magical realism can be seen in the works of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who is considered a pioneer of this style, and in the works of other writers such as Julio Cortazar, Jorge Luis Borrges, and Carlos Fuentes. These writers were all a part of the Boom period in the 1960s when Latin American literature was reaching worldwide attention and praise.

Manuel Puig is considered one of the most prominent of the Latin American Post-Boom authors. Puig's writings are noted by their experimental narrative style and non-conventional forms, which stem from his interest in popular culture and early work in films and screenwriting. Although Puig has helped usher in a new era in Latin American...

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