Ecological Imaginations in Latin American Fiction (Paperback)
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Ecological Imaginations in Latin American Fiction (Paperback)

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Paperback 206 Pages / Published: 30/10/2012
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From the rainforests of Costa Rica and the Amazon to the windswept lands of Tierra del Fuego, Laura Barbas-Rhoden discusses the natural settings within contemporary Latin American novels as they depict key moments of environmental change or crisis in the region from the nineteenth-century imperialism to the present.

By integrating the use of futuristic novels, Barbas-Rhoden pushes the ecocriticism discussion beyond the realm of ""nature writing."" She avoids the cliches of literary nature and reminds readers that today's urban centres are also part of Latin America and its environmental crisis.

One of the first writers to apply ecocriticism to Latin American fiction, Barbas-Rhoden argues that literature can offer readers a deeper understanding of the natural world and humanity's place in it. She demonstrates that ecocritical readings of Latin American topics must take into account social, racial, and gender injustices. She also addresses post apocalyptic science fiction that speaks to a fear of environmental collapse and reminds North American readers that the environments of Latin America are rich and diverse, encompassing both rural and urban extremes.

Publisher: University Press of Florida
ISBN: 9780813044156
Number of pages: 206
Weight: 1 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 12 mm

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