Latin American literature, which exists mainly in Spanish and Portuguese as well as the indigenous languages of the Americas, is formed in the process of interaction between two different rich cultural traditions - European and Indian. The literature of the Native American population in some cases continued to develop after the Spanish conquest while most classic writings were recorded by missionary monks.
From the so-called, Nahuatl literature that originated in the Aztecs, through the writings of the conquerors of Latin America, Virgilism, Indianism, all the way to modernism, developed somewhat unevenly and in a very large geographical area. This is why Latin American literature is rich in literary treasures that only need to be delved into a little deeper.
Below you'll find a list of book summaries from authors that influenced Latin American literature and left their mark in the writing world.
Gabriel García Márquez
Gabriel José de la Concordia García Márquez was a Colombian author, screenwriter, journalist, and is widely considered one of the most significant Spanish-language authors of the 20th century.
A Brazilian poet and novelist. According to the Guinness World Record book his work The Alchemist is the most translated book by a living author.
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