Cuban literature is one of the most prolific in Latin America. Many are the writers who have achieved international acclaim. The works of these artists have responded to the development of artistic movements in force: neoclassicism, romanticism, modernism, existentialism, among others.
Literary criticism also had its place in the middle of this blossoming of poets, storytellers, historians, philosophers, essayists and researchers; some advocates of an emerging identity, other sentimentality, the symbolist intimacy or lyrical exoticism. Many good generations would follow later with the vanguards of the twentieth century that motivate the current literary boom.