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The Resource Columbia's forgotten frontier : a literary geography of the Putumayo, Lesley Wylie

Columbia's forgotten frontier : a literary geography of the Putumayo, Lesley Wylie

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Columbia's forgotten frontier : a literary geography of the Putumayo
Title
Columbia's forgotten frontier
Title remainder
a literary geography of the Putumayo
Statement of responsibility
Lesley Wylie
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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, 'Columbia's forgotten frontier' explores the history and enduring significance of this Amazonian border zone, which has been visited both physically and imaginitively by figures such as Roger Casement, José Eustacio Rivera, and William Burroughs. Travel writing, testimony, diaries, letters, journalism, oral history, songs, photographs, and 'pulp' fiction are all considered alongside more conventional forms such as the novel. While geographically peripheral, the Putumayo has played a central role in Colombia and beyond, both historically and crucial to this study, culturally, producing a literature of extreme experience, marginality, and conflict. -- Publisher's description
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Wylie, Lesley
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
American tropics: towards a literary geography
Series volume
2
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  • Putumayo (Colombia , Intendancy)
  • Indians of South America
Label
Columbia's forgotten frontier : a literary geography of the Putumayo, Lesley Wylie
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Publication
Note
Based on the 'American Tropics Conference', 4-7 July 2009 and the 'American Tropics Colloquium at Wivenhoe House, 8-10 April 2008
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 234-251) and index
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
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 262 p.
Isbn
9781846319747
Other physical details
ill., ports.
Label
Columbia's forgotten frontier : a literary geography of the Putumayo, Lesley Wylie
Publication
Note
Based on the 'American Tropics Conference', 4-7 July 2009 and the 'American Tropics Colloquium at Wivenhoe House, 8-10 April 2008
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 234-251) and index
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
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 262 p.
Isbn
9781846319747
Other physical details
ill., ports.

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