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Colombia's forgotten frontier : a literary geography of the Putumayo

Colombia's forgotten frontier : a literary geography of the Putumayo

Author: Lesley Wylie
Publisher: Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2013.
Series: American tropics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Coming to prominence during the tropical booms of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, 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  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lesley Wylie
ISBN: 9781846319747 1846319749
OCLC Number: 865655087
Language Note: In English; occasional phrases in Spanish with English translations.
Description: ix, 262 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: List of illustrations --
Acknowledgements --
A note on translations --
Introduction: Columbia's forgotten frontier --
1. Geographies of violence: War reporting, 1990-2012 --
2. Green mansions to green hell: Travel writing, 1874-1907 --
3. No-man's land: Testimonial literature of the rubber boom --
4. 'Exotic strangers': the native body in text and image, 1911 and 1969 --
5. Frontier fictions: 'la novela de la selva', 1924 and 1933 --
6. The front line: War writing, 1933 --
7. 'Fragments of things': the aesthetics of 'yagé' --
8. Oil and blood: Pulp fiction of the twenty-first century.
Series Title: American tropics.
Responsibility: Lesley Wylie.


The first literary geography of the Putumayo, exploring its history and enduring significance through literature of and on this Colombian region by Latin American, US and European writers.  Read more...


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Colombia's Forgotten Frontier is a well-researched and readable book that constitutes an important addition to the literary and historical scholarship not only on the Colombian Putumayo, but also on Read more...

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