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|All Authors / Contributors:||
Adrian Taylor Kane
|Description:||viii, 244 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.|
|Contents:||Preface / Adrian Taylor Kane --
I. Nature, modernity and technology in twentieth-century Latin American fiction : --
Ecological criticism and Spanish American fiction: an overview / Jonathan Tittler --
Nature and the discourse of modernity in Spanish American avant-garde fiction / Adrian Taylor Kane --
Nature in the twentieth-century Latin American novel (1900-1967) and in Cien años de soledad of Garciá Maŕquez. / Raymond L. Williams --
The long and winding road of technology from María to Cien años de soledad to Mantra: an ecocritical reading / Gustavo Llarull; --
II. Environmental utopias and dystopias: --
Caribbean utopias and dystopias: the emergence of the environmental writer and artist / Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert --
Paradise lost: a reading of Waslala from the perspectives of feminist utopianism and ecofeminism / Marisa Pereyra --
Barbarian civilization: travel and landscape in Don Segundo Sombra and the contemporary Argentinean novel / Martin Camps; --
III. Ecology and the subaltern. Dissecting environmental racism: redirecting the "toxic" in Alicia Gaspar de Alba's Desert blood and Helena María Viramontes's Under the feet of Jesus / Dora Ramírez-Dhoore --
Nature as articulate and inspirited: Oficio de tinieblas by Rosario Castellanos / Traci Roberts-Camps --
National nature and ecologies of abjection in Brazilian literature at the turn of the twentieth Century / Mark D. Anderson; --
Epilogue: "beyond the telluric novel" / Adrian Taylor Kane.
|Responsibility:||edited by Adrian Taylor Kane.|
"This volume advances the ecocritical conversation among Latin Americanists, furthering insight into the relationship between humans and their environments, transcending national boundaries by addressing diverse regions. The forms of environmental criticism practiced converge with literary history, aesthetic theory, postcolonialism, and Marxism, broadening the ecocritical approach and providing a strong overview to this growing critical movement"--Provided by publisher.
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