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Mapping the Amazon: Literary Geography after the Rubber Boom

Amanda M. Smith

Abstract

Mapping the Amazon: Literary Geography after the Rubber Boom explores the role played by literature written during the century following the Amazon rubber boom (1850-1920) in imagining a new fate for the river basin beyond the destructive practices of resource extraction. It problematizes well-intentioned literary projects to map the region otherwise by charting their impact in framing contemporary struggles against the division and commodification of Amazonia. Authors José Eustasio Rivera, Rómulo Gallegos, Mario Vargas Llosa, César Calvo, and Márcio Souza deliberately described the Amazonian ... More

Keywords: Amazonia, Latin American literature, Geocriticism, Ecocriticism, Mapping, The Spatial Humanities, 20thcentury literature

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781800348417
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2022 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781800348417.001.0001

Authors

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Amanda M. Smith, author