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Author Wylie, Lesley, author

Title Colombia's forgotten frontier : a literary geography of the Putumayo / Lesley Wylie
Published Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 262 pages) : illustrations
Series American tropics: towards a literary geography
American tropics
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, 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. Travel writing, testimony, diaries, letters, journalism, oral history, songs, photographs, and 'pulp' fiction are all considered alongside more conventional forms such as the novel. Whilst 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 website
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 234-251) and index
Notes In English; occasional phrases in Spanish with English translations
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Subject Colombian literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism
Colombian literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism
Colombian literature -- 21st century -- History and criticism
Colombian literature.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- American -- Hispanic American.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- European -- English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh.
Putumayo (Colombia : Department) -- In literature
Colombia -- Putumayo (Department)
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1781380937