Translation of Generación del 98 in English:

Generación del 98

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    A group of Spanish literary figures who wrote in response to the trauma caused to Spain by the loss in 1898 of its last colonies, Cuba, the Philippines and Puerto Rico. Faced with the end of Spain's imperial role, poets, novelists and essayists turned their attention to Spain itself, its landscapes, its people, its linguistic and cultural heritage. The best known members of the group are Antonio Machado, Miguel de Unamuno, Pío Baroja, Jacinto Benavente, Ramón del Valle-Inclán and Azorín.