Writers - Tenerife
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Writers

Literature in the Canary Islands emerged from an oral storytelling tradition in the mid 15th century, which evolved over time towards different genres such as epic poetry, Baroque aesthetics, Neoclassical prose and Romanticism. The entire process took place in a context when European artistic trends were late reaching the Canary Islands due to communication difficulties and the sheer distance separating the archipelago from the continent. Despite this, Canarian literature and more specifically Tenerife's literature were blessed with a series of important authors such as Antonio de Viana and José de Viera y Clavijo.

If you would like to learn more about the local literature, browse through a summary of Tenerife's most significant writers.