To write the green hell. On the Latin American plantation novel= Narrar el infierno verde. Sobre la novela Latinoamericana de plantaciĆ³n Articles uri icon

publication date

  • July 2018

start page

  • 111

end page

  • 133

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0716-0909

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 0717-6848


  • This article reflects on literary realism and the notion of testimony to introduce a characteristic theme on Latin American literature: The plantation novel that, in this case, is limited to the hierba mate grass crops. It aims to distinguish novel from life and bases its literary concept in the construction of composition models from the importance of cultural tradition.


  • Literature


  • realism; testimony; plantation novel; literary veracity