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La literatura de Costa Rica-final

unidad 5, lección 2

April DeBord

on 4 December 2014

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Transcript of La literatura de Costa Rica-final

unit 5, lesson 2

Costa Rica has a relatively young literary tradition influenced
by colonization and European

La literatura de Costa Rica
Olympus Generation
This generation is marked by forming a national
consciousness of what it means to be Costa Rican.
Their writing was strongly influenced by ties to France
and Europe.
Manuel Argüello Mora
Manuel de Jesús Jiménez
Pío Víquez
Roberto Brenes Mesén
Aquileo Echeverría
Carlos Gagini
The Repertory Generation
Costa Rica's upper class started to crumble which
made way for new writing styles such as the grotesque style, fierce and corrosive humor, parody, and satire. Notable writer Carmen Lyra spoke of discrimination and abuse in the banana fields.
Writers from this generation:
Joaquín García Monge
Omar Dengo
Carmen Lyra
Mario Sancho
Max Jiménez
The 40's generation
Many social reforms took place in this generation
and it was a time of questioning and renewal.

Writers from this time period are:

José Basileo Acuña
Isaac Felipe Azofeifa
Fabián Dobles
Carlos Luis Fallas
Joaquín Gutiérrez
Julián Marchena
Yolanda Oreamuno
José Marín Cañas
Carlos Luis Sáenz
Carlos Salazar Herrera
Moisés Vincenzi
The urban generation

Industrialization and city life are the theme of this generation.

Alberto Cañas
Jorge Charpentier
Daniel Gallegos
Virginia Grütter
Carmen Naranjo
Eunice Odio
Samuel Rovinski
José León Sánchez
Laureano Albán
Julieta Dobles
Jorge Debravo
Alfonso Chase
The generation of disenchantment (1980–present)

This movement has been characterized by a move
away from the traditional and a plurality of styles
and genres.
More about Costa Rican literature:
Carmen Naranjo
Things to think about?

Why is literature relatively young in Costa Rica?

How does literature in Costa Rica compare with that of the United States?
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