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Contemporary literature encompasses a wide range of genres and styles, reflecting social and political viewpoints of the authors, with themes ranging from globalization to climate change. Notable authors in Mexico include Juan Rulfo and Elena Poniatowska, while in Spain, Javier Marías and Rosa Montero are renowned. In Colombia, Gabriel García Márquez stands out as a prominent figure, known for his contributions to magical realism.
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Contemporary literature, which emerged after postmodernism, is characterized by fragmentation, unreliable narrators, imitation of styles, non-linear presentation, and uncertainty in language.
Contemporary literature encompasses works produced since the Second World War.
It reflects the historical context of postmodern content, influenced by technological advancements and globalization.
It includes a wide variety of genres, including traditional fiction, graphic novels, and blog literature.
Works of contemporary literature often reflect social and political perspectives, utilizing innovative narrative techniques such as magical realism.
Contemporary literature addresses pressing themes related to globalization, race and gender, inequality, climate and environment, wars and terrorism, politics and economics, ethics and morals, mass culture and media, international crime.
Works of contemporary literature are influenced by the post-World War II lifestyle.
Fiction and non-fiction overlap in contemporary literature, blurring the distinction between the two.
Genres of contemporary literature include classic fiction, literature of ghost writers, graphic novels, children's literature, and science fiction.
Contemporary literature in Mexico from the mid-1940s was influenced by American and European writers, with literary magazines playing a significant role in publishing works.
Literary works of science fiction can express alternative points of view, regardless of their scientific accuracy.
Blogs and online magazines have become a new medium for creating literary works, some of which have been turned into books.
Representative authors of contemporary Mexican literature include Juan Rulfo, Laura Esquivel, Octavio Paz, and Elena Poniatowska.
Contemporary literature in Spain from 1975 to the present day is dominated by the novel genre, particularly the historical novel, and covers topics previously prohibited, such as sexual freedom.
The most outstanding contemporary Mexican writers are recognized through prestigious awards like the Cervantes Prize.
Contemporary Spanish literature is regulated by publishing markets and literature awards.
Contemporary literature in Spain has a strong connection with film production, with adaptations incorporating elements of the society's heritage.
Representative authors of contemporary Spanish literature include Javier Marías, Rosa Montero, and Enrique Vila-Matas.
Contemporary Colombian literature is influenced by the political history of the country, with themes such as drug trafficking and corruption, and it explores national identity.
The use of magical realism is a prominent storytelling technique in contemporary Colombian literature.
Gabriel García Márquez is a renowned Colombian author known for his works like "100 Years of Solitude" and "Love in the Time of Cholera."
Laura Restrepo is a Colombian journalist and writer who combines reality and fiction in her works, such as "Islands of Passion."
Juan Gabriel Vásquez's novel "The Noise of Things Falling" explores drug trafficking and violence associated with Pablo Escobar.
Álvaro Mutis, considered one of the best Latin American writers, wrote "Enterprises and Tribulations" and "Tema Kroll El Gaviero."
00:00Contemporary literature or
00:02contemporary movement includes all the
00:04literary manifestations that have
00:06occurred since postmodernism. It is
00:09defined by a period but also by
00:11its very particular style. Most
00:14academics call
00:16contemporary literature all
00:18literary production after the Second
00:21World War in the 1940s this
00:24period extends to the present day
00:26contemporary literature is
00:29characterized by fragmentation
00:31narrator is unreliable pastiche
00:34imitation of styles and authors
00:37changing narration non-linear presentation and
00:40play and uncertainty in language in the
00:43same way this literature is recognized
00:46by the Historically
00:48postmodern content, this is related to the era
00:51of computers, robotics,
00:53mobile phones, globalization, among
00:56others. Now, some work or some
00:59writer could be considered
01:01contemporary and shares
01:03artistic stylistic qualities
01:06of today. Under this concept,
01:08even some writers from other
01:11centuries seem contemporary. Much
01:14of contemporary literature comes
01:16from Western authors, although the
01:19term is not exclusive to
01:21European or American literature.
01:24In fact, globalization has made it possible to
01:26appreciate contemporary works written
01:29by many literary figures in the Middle East,
01:31Africa and Asia, as well as novels and
01:35poetry of this literary style. It covers a
01:38wide variety of genres such as
01:40traditional fiction and other forms
01:42adapted to the new reality
01:44graphic novel or blog literature
01:47characteristics of
01:49contemporary literature personal point of view
01:51works of contemporary literature
01:54reflect the social and political points of view
01:57of their These authors are
02:00shown through the characters the
02:02connections with the events and
02:04socioeconomic messages of their works
02:07narrative and innovative resources
02:10one is produced
02:12with the previous narrative techniques
02:14contemporary literature uses
02:17avant-garde narrative resources such as the
02:20modification of time and the
02:21presentation of the world interior of the
02:23characters magical realism the development
02:27of magical realism as a
02:29narrative technique represents a great advance in
02:32contemporary literature of the 20th century
02:34this revolutionary technique is marked
02:38by a profound social and
02:40political character pressing themes most of
02:43the themes of contemporary literature
02:45keep in mind relation to the
02:47overwhelming problems of the world today such as
02:50globalization, race and gender, inequality,
02:54climate and environment, wars and
02:56terrorism. Likewise, in this extensive
02:59list you can find other topics
03:02such as politics and economics, ethics and
03:04morals, mass culture and the
03:07media, international crime. and
03:09other influence of the second
03:12world war works of
03:14contemporary literature tend to be
03:16influenced by the
03:18prost lifestyle that followed the second
03:20world war this literary style has its
03:23roots in the devastation that the war
03:26brought to the world fiction and non-fiction
03:29overlapping in
03:31contemporary literature the distinction between
03:33fiction and non-fiction can become blurred
03:36this is known as crossover
03:39fiction writers base stories on
03:42real life events and may even
03:45include authentic material on the other hand
03:47non-fiction writers make
03:50historical figures come to life by
03:52incorporating dialogues and
03:54imaginary scenes genres of
03:56contemporary literature classic genre of fiction
03:59this genre is made up of stories
04:02novels plays poems and
04:06films everything is imaginary and invented
04:09but it is presented as a mirror that
04:11reflects the life and human experience
04:14of concrete or abstract
04:16literature of ghost writers a
04:19surprising number of successful books
04:22are written by ghost writers
04:25but there are also ghost novels by
04:28definition these authors do not have
04:30names and are only known to their
04:32peers and the editors who depend
04:35on these graphic novels the
04:38graphic novel usually be interpreted as a
04:40comic strip with a long narrative for
04:43a mature audience published in
04:46hard or paperback stages and sold in bookstores
04:48with serious literary themes and sophisticated works of
04:51art children's literature
04:54the last 20 years have seen a
04:57flowering of children's writing
04:59among the top representatives of this
05:02literature are cs lewis chronicles of
05:05narnia and jk rowling harry potter science
05:09fiction science fiction is a
05:12very popular branch in
05:14contemporary literature, it is intertwined with the
05:16technological progress of the world,
05:19however, literary works of science
05:21fiction do not necessarily imply a
05:24base solid science a writer can
05:27create a literary work of science
05:29fiction to express an alternative point of view
05:32blog literature
05:35blogs online magazine of
05:37individual or joint authorship have become
05:40a new medium for creating
05:42literary works there are even cases in which
05:45these creations have
05:47become books
05:49contemporary literature in Mexico until
05:52the mid-1940s, several
05:55narrative styles competed in Mexico,
05:59the realistic narrative inherited from the
06:011900s persisted and the
06:04indigenist novel and reflections on
06:06being and national culture arose. Beginning in
06:091947, contemporary Mexican literature began,
06:13receiving influences from
06:16American and European writers.
06:18Literary magazines appeared that
06:21brought together
06:22contemporary writers and published their works.
06:25The groups took the name of the
06:27magazine that sponsored them and made
06:29this sponsorship a
06:31cultural trend. themes and
06:34narration techniques became conscious with
06:36those of other contemporary writers
06:39other latitudes representative authors
06:41Juan Rulfo
06:451917-1986 was a screenwriter and
06:48photographer born in the state of Jalisco
06:51two of his best works are Pedro
06:54Páramo and El Llano en Llamas' The first
06:57is a novel and the second is a
07:00collection of short comics Laura
07:031950 is recognized worldwide for her
07:07novel Like Water for Chocolate, which was
07:09released in
07:111989. This novel became
07:13number one in sales in Mexico for
07:15three years. It was also a theme for A
07:18successful film of the same name
07:20Octavio Paz
07:241914-1998 stood out as a great
07:27Mexican poet and diplomat writer. His
07:30extensive production highlights the
07:33wild moon between the stone and the flower, the
07:36labyrinth of solitude, stone of sun and
07:39freedom under parole. Most of his
07:41works have been Translated into many
07:44languages ​​​​around the world after his
07:46death in 1998 Octavio Pasos
07:49became the first Mexican writer
07:52to win the Nobel Peace Prize -
07:54Elena Poniatowska
07:571932 The author of Fleur de Lis or the Night
08:01of Tlatelolco is one of the The most
08:03outstanding contemporary Mexican writers are
08:05demonstrated by
08:07distinctions such as the Cervantes Prize
08:09received in 2013.
08:12Contemporary literature in Spain from
08:151975 to the present day. In
08:18contemporary Spanish literature, there is
08:21a pre-eminence of the novel over
08:23other genres. The historical novel dominates the literary scene.
08:26The adventure series,
08:28among others, also covers topics that were
08:31prohibited in the past, such as
08:34sexual freedom and other related topics. This
08:37literary production is regulated by the
08:39publishing markets and
08:41literature awards, in the same order of ideas.
08:44Literature now has a strong link
08:46with the film production in the
08:48adaptations the filmmakers try to
08:50insert touches of the heritage and
08:53peculiarities of this society
08:56representative authors javier marías
08:591950 is considered by some critics
09:02to be the best
09:04living contemporary spanish writer of his work
09:07the following titles can be highlighted as heart
09:09so white and Your Face to More Marías has
09:12received numerous awards, including
09:15the Rómulo Gallegos Award in
09:171994, the Impact International Literary Award
09:20in Dublin in 1997, and the
09:24Austrian State Award for European Literature
09:26in 2011. Rosa Montero,
09:291951, has been acclaimed as both a
09:33journalist and a novelist. Her novels La
09:35Funcion delta and el loco de la casa have
09:38had overwhelming successes, both
09:40literary and commercial. He has won
09:43the QueRead awards for the best book
09:45published in Spain and the Italian
09:48Grizane Cavour award for the best
09:50foreign book. He has also won the Enrique Vila
09:53national journalism award several times.
09:581948 outstanding in a variety of forms
10:01film criticism
10:03novels essays and
10:05film scripts wrote his first
10:08novel woman in the mirror when he was a
10:10teenager among the awards he has
10:12won include the italian vote prize
10:15and the screen sanz the french prize yann
10:18javier and the spanish aleteo prize
10:20vila-matas' works have been translated
10:23into many languages ​​arturo pérez reverte
10:261951 one of the
10:29most successful spanish writers from the 90s onwards his
10:32career as a war reporter has
10:34allowed him to take a very particular view of life
10:36the time to capture his
10:39works member of the
10:41language academy some of his most
10:43notable creations are the club dumas
10:461993 the master of fencing
10:491988 or the tabla of flanders
10:521998 contemporary literature in
10:55colombia the
10:57contemporary colombian literary movement is highly
11:00influenced by the The political history
11:02of the country in the novel production
11:04reflects themes such as internal drug trafficking,
11:08corruption, among others. Likewise, the
11:11national identity has become valid.
11:13Evidence of this is the large number of
11:16works on the political,
11:17cultural and social history of the country.
11:20At the same time, new
11:22ways of telling the stories have emerged. stories one of
11:24these is the use of magical realism
11:27representative authors gabriel garcía
11:321927 2014 was a
11:36Colombian novelist short story writer and journalist
11:39known as el gabo throughout
11:42Latin America he is considered one of the
11:45most important authors of the 20th century and one of
11:47the best in the Spanish language, among the
11:50many recognitions of this
11:51undisputed representative of
11:54magical realism, the
11:56non-extra international prize for literature in
11:591972 and the Nobel Prize for Literature in
12:06include 100 Years of Solitude, the Autumn
12:09of the Patriarch, Love. in the times
12:11of cholera' and with a death
12:13foretold' laura restrepo
12:161950 is a Colombian journalist and writer
12:19recognized for having
12:20developed a mixture of reality and
12:23fiction to create a style that she
12:25calls reporting style of her work,
12:28islands of passion stand out cows eat
12:31spaghetti and his lily novel this
12:34last novel was awarded the
12:36alfaguara prize in 2004 juan gabriel
12:401973 juan gabriel vásquez is a writer
12:44known for his work the noise of
12:46things falling in this work winner of the
12:49alfaguara prize revolves around to
12:51drug trafficking and the subsequent violence
12:53included by Pablo Escobar
12:55Álvaro Mutis
12:571923 2013 Mutis is considered one of
13:01the best Latin American writers
13:04of the 20th century the author of Enterprises and
13:07Tribulations Tema Kroll El Gaviero
13:101993 was awarded prestigious
13:12awards such as the Xavier Villarrutia
13:151988 or the Cervantes 2001
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