Spanish literature

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Spanish literature is the literature (Spanish poetry, prose, and drama) written in the Spanish language in what today is the Kingdom of Spain. It developed at the same time as other literary traditions from areas in the same territory, particularly Catalan and Galician literature and also with Latin, Jewish, and Arabic literary traditions of the Iberian peninsula. The literature of Spanish America is an important branch of Spanish literature (see Latin American literature).

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