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Intimate FrontiersA Literary Geography of the Amazon$
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Felipe Martínez-Pinzón and Javier Uriarte

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781786941831

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2020

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9781786941831.001.0001

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Intimate Frontiers: A Literary Geography of the Amazon

Intimate Frontiers: A Literary Geography of the Amazon

(p.1) Introduction Intimate Frontiers: A Literary Geography of the Amazon
Intimate Frontiers

Javier Uriarte

Felipe Martínez-Pinzón

Liverpool University Press

The introduction to the book explains the theoretical and historical arguments that articulate the book. Thus, the introduction is composed of four parts that seek to establish lines of reading the different contributions received. We argue that it is necessary to adopt a new perspective to read the Amazon region, in which local, minimal stories / histories are the focus of the analysis. This is one of the connotations that intimacy adopts in our book. The introduction, in fact, explains at length how these different meanings of the intimate (the local, the popular, the homely, the quotidian, and forms of friendship and of sexual intimacies) are presented in the articles reunited in the volume.

Keywords:   Exceptionality and the Quotidian, The Green Hell as Home, Nationalism and Cosmopolitanism, Diplomacy and Travel, Eldorado and a sexualized Amazon

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