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Spanish is the second-most spoken language among Latter-day Saints, but relatively little is known about Mormon literature in this language, either its current status or its history. This absence is evident in the key surveys on Mormon literature that have been carried out. For example, when Eugene England considered the prospects of Mormon literature in his landmark essay on its history and future, he looked ahead at a mostly US-centric and fully English-language literary horizon.1 This makes sense in the context in which he was writing. In the English language, and in the United States in particular, Mormon literature had evolved as a relatively small but vibrant tradition that he aptly described in his essay. At the time he could not have foreseen a Mormon literature arising in other languages, or rather, Mormon literatures not in English.


Original published version available at https://doi.org/10.5406/24736031.50.1.05

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Journal of Mormon History



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