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Colombia's Forgotten Frontier: A Literary Geography of the Putumayo

Lesley Wylie


Coming to prominence during the tropical booms of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, especially the Rubber Boom, the Putumayo has long been a site of mass immigration and exile, of subjugation and insurgency, and of violence. By way of a study of literature of and on the Putumayo by Latin American as well as US and European writers, Colombia’s Forgotten Frontier explores the history and enduring significance of this Amazonian border zone, which has been visited both physically and imaginatively by figures such as Roger Casement, José Eustasio Rivera, and William Burroughs. Trav ... More

Keywords: Putumayo, Amazon, literature, violence, rubber boom

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9781846319747
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2014 DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781846319747.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lesley Wylie, author
University of Leicester