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Latin American Literature
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Arenas, Reinaldo
Persecuted for his homosexuality by the Castro government he had once championed, Cuban novelist, essayist, and poet Reinaldo Arenas challenged all types of ideological dogmatism.
Latin American Literature
Although Latin Americans have produced many works that have homoerotic themes or gay and lesbian characters, their sensibilities are largely different from those of North American and European writers.
Lezama Lima, José
A major Latin-American literary figure, Cuban José Lezama Lima included problematic homosexual passages in his two best known novels.
Manrique, Jaime
Versatile Colombian-born author Jaime Manrique has written novels, short stories, poetry, and works of nonfiction with gay themes.
Mistral, Gabriela
Chilean educator, journalist, feminist, diplomat, and Nobel laureate Gabriela Mistral celebrated women and motherhood in poems and essays that are frequently homoerotic.
Puig, Manuel
Homosexual themes and motifs are suggested in a number of Manuel Puig's eight novels, and in the best known of them, Kiss of the Spider Woman, homosexual desire is central to the fiction.
Zapata, Luis
The fiction of Luis Zapata offers a broad look into Mexican gay culture.

 

 

 
 
 
 
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