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A Decade of Reading Latin America – III

By Bhupinder Singh
The function of literature: to make us desire a different kind of world and to create in us a kind of dissatisfaction with the world as it is.

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A decade of reading Latin America – II

By Bhupinder Singh
While I was still under the spell of the writers of the Boom era, a new generation of Latin American writers were ready with more contemporary and evocative works. Beginning in the 1970s, many novels confirm the view that post-Boom Latin American literature has moved beyond ‘magical realism’ and is being enriched by a galaxy of writers with very distinctive styles.

A decade of reading Latin America – I

By Bhupinder Singh
Latin American literature is like the Amazon River, massive in its expanse and meandering across many thematic streams. The most well-known of these is its association with magical realism and what has come to be called the “dictatorship novels.”