Colombia’s Forgotten Frontier
A Literary Geography of the Putumayo
Lesley Wylie is Lecturer in Latin American Studies at the University of Leicester. Her previous books include 'Colonial Tropes and Postcolonial Tricks: Rewriting the Tropics in the novela de la selva' (Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2009).
List of Illustrations Acknowledgements Notes on translations Introduction, Colombia’s forgotten frontier 1. Geographies of violence: war correspondence, 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 frontline: war writing, 1933 7. ‘Fragments of things’: the aesthetics of yagé 8. Oil and blood: pulp fiction of the 21st century Bibliography Index
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 the broader Amazon region.
Journal of Latin American Studies, Volume 46
Size: 239 x 163 mm
Publication: October 28, 2013
Series: American Tropics: Towards a Literary Geography 3