El Sur del Sur
The Southernmost South
Argentine Literature History
was born with some particular features which make it similar to and different
from other literatures. In the same way, different styles found their peculiar
path within the pages of Argentine letters. This history and its authors
meet in this page.
public school, by strengthening national language (Spanish), prevented a linguistic
muddle more typical of a free port than of a new and glorious nation, it could
not keep some voices of Italian origin (derived from Genoese, Neapolitan, Furbesque)
from starting to flow through the compadrito's lips..."
Lunfardo, a mixture of European and Criollo features but ultimately an Argentine
language, is described here, in this page.
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