Marxism and Latin American Literature

  • Ritwik Ghosh PhD Department of English St. Xavier's University Kolkata, West Bengal, India


In the aftermath of the collapse of the U.S.S.R Marxism remains a viable and flourishing tradition of literary and cultural criticism.  Marx believed economic and social forces shape human consciousness, and that the internal contradictions in capitalism would lead to its demise.[i] Marxist analyses can show how class interests operate through cultural forms.[ii] Marxist interpretations of cultural life have been done by critics such as C.L.R James and Raymond Williams.[iii]


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How to Cite
GHOSH, Ritwik. Marxism and Latin American Literature. SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH, [S.l.], v. 8, n. 4, p. 208-222, apr. 2020. ISSN 2582-3574. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 03 june 2020. doi: