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This Chilean poet, and diplomat, was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1971. His original name was Neftali Ricardo Reyes Basoalto, but he used the pen name Pablo Neruda for over 20 years before adopting it legally in 1946. Neruda is the most widely read of the Spanish American poets. From the 1940s on, his works reflected the political struggle of the left and the socio-historical developments in South America. He also wrote love poems.
Directed by Jorge Sanjinés Yawar Mallku - Blood of the Condor - The Bolivian fiction feature Yawar Mallku is one of the most famous examples of Latin American militant cinema. Like most of these American militant films, this one was made on a modest budget in spite of major obstacles. Bolivia has no significant filmmaking traditions or facilities. Mules had to be used to transport the filmmakers and their equipment to a high and remote Indian community where parts of the film were shot. The Quechua-speaking Indians of this Andean community were initially hostile to the filmmakers until a coca-leaf…
Jorge Francisco Isidoro Luis Borges Acevedo (August 24, 1899 – June 14, 1986), best known as Jorge Luis Borges, was an Argentine writer, essayist, and poet born in Buenos Aires.

Limite (1931)

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Directed by Mario Peixoto The theme of Limite is stated in its title - the limits faced by man in the struggle for existence. The narrative concerns three shipwrecked people, two women and a man adrift in a small boat on the open sea. In a series of flashbacks, they reveal to each other their stories and what they were trying to escape when they took flight on the ship. The first woman (Olga Breno) escaped from prison with the help of her jailer but her life remained unhappy in the new town where she was trapped in a monotonous…
The major West Indian poet and dramatist writing in English today. Derek Walcott has lived most of his life in Trinidad. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1992. Walcott has studied the conflict between the heritage of European and West Indian culture, the long way from slavery to independence, and his own role as a nomad between cultures.

Soy Cuba (1964)

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Directed by Mikhail Kalatozov The movie consists of four distinct short stories about the suffering of the Cuban people and their reactions, varying from passive amazement in the first, to a guerrilla march in the last. Between the stories, a female narrator (credited "The Voice Of Cuba") says such things as, "I am Cuba, the Cuba of the casinos, but also of the people."The first story (centered on the character Maria) shows the destitute Cuban masses contrasted with the splendor in the American-run gambling casinos and prostitution in Havana. The next story is about a farmer, Pedro, burning his sugar…
Guadeloupean author of epic fiction, best-known for her historical novel SÈGOU (1984-85). Condé's multifaceted novels question stereotypical images of literary characters, colonialism, sex and gender. She has also published children's books, a booklet about Guadeloupe, book-length essays about francophone women writers and oral literatures in Martinique and Guadeloupe.
Édouard Glissant was born in Sainte-Marie, Martinique on September 21, 1928. He attended the best school on the island, Lycée Schoelcher, where fellow countryman Aimé Cesaire had previously studied and would later teach, and where Glissant’s contemporary, Frantz Fanon, would also be educated. He was 12 years old as WWII broke out in Europe and France was invaded by Germany. In 1946 he left Martinique for Paris, where he studied History and Philosophy at the Sorbonne University.
Leopoldo Marechal,  (June 11, 1900 - September, 1970, Buenos Aires), Argentine writer and critic, best known for his philosophical novels.  
Alejo Carpentier y Valmont (December 26, 1904 – April 24, 1980) was a Cuban novelist, essayist, and musicologist who greatly influenced Latin American literature during its famous "boom" period. Born in Lausanne, Switzerland, Carpentier grew up in Havana, Cuba; and despite his European birthplace, Carpentier strongly self-identified as Cuban throughout his life.
Lawson Edward ‘Kamau’ Brathwaite was born in Bridgetown, Barbados, in 1930. He studied at Harrison College in Barbados before attending Cambridge University on a scholarship. He attained his BA in History in 1953 from Pembroke College and continued studying to get his teacher’s certificate one year later.
Martinican poet, playwright, and politician, one of the most influential authors from the French speaking Caribbean. Aimé Césaire formulated with Léopold Senghor and Léon Gontian Damas the concept and movement of négritude, defined as "affirmation that one is black and proud of it".  
Ernesto Sábato nació en Rojas, provincia de Buenos Aires, en 1911
Jorge Mario Pedro Vargas Llosa, born March 28, 1936) is a Peruvian writer, politician, journalist, essayist, and Nobel Prize laureate
Directed by Luis Buñuel The film is about a group of destitute children and their misfortunes in the slums of Mexico City. "El Jaibo" escapes juvenile jail and reunites with his street gang that he leads. Together, El Jaibo's gang attempts to rob a blind street musician. They fail at first, but later track him down, beat him up, and trash his instruments. Later, with the help of Pedro, El Jaibo tracks down Julián, the man who supposedly sent him to jail. El Jaibo puts his arm in a fake sling and hides a rock in it. El Jaibo confronts…
Julio Cortázar, born Jules Florencio Cortázar, (August 26, 1914 – February 12, 1984) was an Argentine author of novels and short stories. He influenced an entire generation of Latin American writers from Mexico to Argentina. Most of his best-known work was written in France, where he established himself in 1951.