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Colonial Tropes and Postcolonial TricksRewriting the Tropics in the novela de la selva$
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Lesley Wylie

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9781846311956

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846315220

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Colonial Tropes and Postcolonial Tricks

Colonial Tropes and Postcolonial Tricks

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(p.14) Chapter One Colonial Tropes and Postcolonial Tricks
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Colonial Tropes and Postcolonial Tricks
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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846315220.002

This chapter shows that the legacy of colonial travel writing in Latin America was not suppressed but became a catalyst for the self-imaginings of the postcolonial writer. Through their selective redrafting of European travel writing, the authors of the novela de la selva show that remembering the past is not just a practice of cerebral recollection; remembering or re-membering entails a process of re-assemblage and of radical re-fashioning.

Keywords:   colonial travel writing, self-imagining, postcolonial writers, novela de la selva, remembering

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