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1.- This group is for everyone interested in learning about the main characteristics, books and writers of the Latin American literary movement known as "Magic Realism". Intermediate and advanced level students of Spanish will read a selection of literary works by Gabriel García Márquez, Isabel Allende, Laura Esquivel, Elena Garro, and Julio Cortázar among other writers.

2.- This group have been chosen for those who wish to improve their written and oral Spanish language skills (intermediate and advanced levels), encouraging conversation around the themes touched upon in the readings themselves, and thus learn a little more about the different cultures that make up the always amazing latinoamerica.

3.- Magical realism is mainly recognized as a literary movement born in Latin America in the mid-twentieth century. It became its most famous and representative literary trend of cultural identity. The magic and beauty of its texts, where magical sensations and fantasy are confused with the real world, are a faithful reflection of Latin American culture, so full of mysteries, superstitions, myths and dreams. As a South American, I lived those experiences since my childhood, in old country houses, together with aunts, grandmothers, land workers and friends, and in some strange way I have passed those experiences onto my own literary work, both in Chile and the United States. We will read and discuss the earlier works of the more established writers from the movement in order to understand their forms, their origins, and the influences they each had. Then, we will continue to read and discuss their more extensive works and their relationship with the culture and history of Latin America. They will become familiar with the key Latin American factors that led to the creation of these wonderful texts.

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