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Egyptian19701119Negro; Egyptian19701119Negro.tif
Egyptian19701119Negro; Egyptian19701119Negro.tif
TitleEgyptian19701119Negro; Egyptian19701119Negro.tif
Original Publication SourceDaily Egyptian
DateEgyptian19701119Negro.tif
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TranscriptNegro protagonist adds
to Spanish'American Lit

Tho appearance of tho Negro as a now literary protagonist In tho 19th century
brought a now sociological
significance toSpanlah American literature.
It ia In auch literature
that aoclologlcal developments between the races In
Latin America can best be
traced, according to Enrique
Noble, a speclallat In Spanlah
American literature from the
University of Missouri.
Noble spoke Tuesday evening at Morris Library Auditorium In a lecture sponsored
by the Department ot Foreign
Languages on "The Theme of
the Negro In Spanish American Literature.
Noble aald the Negro theme
did not appear In the Spanish
American novel until the l°th
century, poetry In the 20th
century.
Noble said that It Is characteristic of auch poetry to
have social significance and
spiritual a nd aesthetic aspects. Tho poetry usually
deals with contrast and assimilation of cultures snd the
an of human, cultural) and
aesthetic relations.
Noble said the main Negro
themes of Spanish American
literature have been the
drama of slavery, the conflict
of bloods In the mulato, the
former plasticity of the mulato woman and the sensuality
and beauty of these women.
Other themes Include religious ceremonies and Afrf-
can superstitions, tbe white
and Negro child, cradle songs
and lullabies of African heritage and satirical or Ironical
works.
LanguageEnglish
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