The Literary History of Spanish America (Classic Reprint)

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Latin America and the United States resemble two neighbors who have long lived side by side, each too busy with private matters to take more than an indifferent if not hostile interest in the other. Recently we North Americans have been taking a broader interest in our neighbors. The building of the Panama Canal has directed our attention to the south. We have discovered that those vast unknown regions are inhabited by human beings worthy of being better known though their character differ widely from our own.

So great is our lack of acquaintance with our southern neighbors that few can say with ex-President Taft: - "I know the attractiveness of the Spanish American; I know his highborn courtesy; I know his love of art, his poet nature, his response to generous treatment, and I know how easily he misunderstands the thoughtless bluntness of an Anglo-Saxon diplomacy, and the too frequent lack of regard for the feelings of others that we have inherited." (The Independent, Dec. 18, 1913.)

What ex-President Taft thus writes from personal experience, it is possible for others to learn by reading the books written by Spanish Americans. The main characteristics and trend of the Spanish-American mind are revealed in his literature.

But shall we call Spanish-American writings literature?

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EAN: 9781330655627
ISBN: 1330655621
Untertitel: Paperback. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Forgotten Books
Erscheinungsdatum: Juli 2015
Seitenanzahl: 524 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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