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Literature History From 1900 To 1940


From 1900 to 1940 The first established generation within Argentine letters was undoubtedly the MARTINFIERRISTAS (circa 1922). This movement would contribute with an intellectual doctrine which comprises two representative branches: Florida, adscribing to ultraism with Oliverio Girondo, Jorge Luis Borges,Leopoldo Marechal and Macedonio Fernández and Boedo, impressed by Russian realism with Raúl González Tuñón, César Tiempo and Elías Castelnuovo. The only one still living is Ricardo E. Molinari, with a classical, lyrical and euphuistic style.

Between the end of that decade and the beginning of the next, there were the NOVÍSIMOS (most novel), a generation of poets: Arturo Cambours Ocampo, Carlos Carlino and José Portogalo, story tellers: Arturo Cerretani, Roberto Arlt,Luis María Albamonte and Luis Horacio Velázquez and playwrights: Roberto Valenti, Juan Oscar Ponferrada and Javier Villafañe. This group claimed the philosophical reflection of man and the restoration of Argentine essence



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