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Generación del 50

A Spanish literary movement of writers of the middle of the 20th century, born in the 1920s and who were therefore writing in the 1950s. As their parents were involved in the Civil War, they were known as also as Children of the War, and often wrote about it. Many of them were poets. They wrote in a new lyric form, concerned with language and metaphysical and philosophical ideas. Many of the novelists were concerned with social conditions and social injustice. They included Ignacio Aldecoa, José Manuel Caballero Bonald, Jesús Fernández Santos, Juan García Hortelano, Jaime Gil de Biedma, José Agustín Goytisolo and his brother Juan Goytisolo, Jesús López Pacheco, Juan Marsé, Carmen Martín Gaite, Ana María Matute, Rafael Sánchez Ferlosio and Daniel Sueiro. Note that several Latin American countries also had their Generation of ’50, including Chile (link in Spanish), Paraguay (link in Spanish) and Peru (link in Spanish).

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Generation of ’50
Generación del 50 (in Spanish)
La paradoja de las generaciones (in Spanish)
La nueva vida de la generación del 50 (in Spanish)