Paraguay Arts and Literature

Paraguay Arts and Literature

Literature, drama and theater The conflicts with the neighboring countries, the isolation and the search for a Paraguayan identity are recurring themes of the poets in Paraguay, especially Josefina Plá, Herib Campos Cervera, Hugo Rodríguez Alcalá and Rúben Bareiro Saguier. Long-standing dictatorships have driven many writers into exile, such as the socially engaged poet Elvio […]

Cape trees in Paraguay

Geography of Paraguay

Paraguay is divided into two of the Paraguay River in the north-south direction. East of the river, the bedrock consists of outlets from the Brazilian bedrock with some sedimentary cover layers, while the areas to the west are part of the Chaco plain. Along the river there is a wide swamp area with annual floods. […]

Literature of Paraguay

Literature of Paraguay

Paraguay was sent its own literature because of the troubled political conditions in the country. The first romantics appeared in the mid-1800s. These include Carlos Antonio López, who was Paraguay’s president in the years 1841-1862. The foremost author of the so-called 1900 generation was Juan E. O’Leary. Among the modernist movement’s lyricists are Eloy Fariña […]

Art in Paraguay

Art in Paraguay

After the Spanish conquest of Paraguay in the 16th century, a popular art was created by the country’s masturbation population. In the encounter with Spanish art, wood sculptures were made, for example popular saintly works. In the 18th century, the Jesuit priests’ missionary activities gave rise to a new religious art, characterized by the craftsmen […]

Music in Paraguay

Theater and Music in Paraguay

Theater in Paraguay During the colonial period, the Jesuits initiated theater production in both Spanish and the local Native American guaraní, as well as traveling theater companies visiting the country. After independence in 1811, cultural development was for a long time hindered by particularly brutal regimes. In the early 1900s, the country was visited by […]