Contests for the Amazon

Laura Barbas-Rhoden

in Ecological Imaginations in Latin American Fiction

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print March 2011 | ISBN: 9780813035468
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813038155 | DOI:
Contests for the Amazon

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This chapter is about fictions written on the topic of the Amazon. The chapter's reading of these novels aims to bring into the foreground the social and economic repercussions of extractive economies and infrastructure construction over the course of the twentieth century. The Amazon basin has had to deal with more environmental crises than any other region, the chapter states. The literary texts by Luis Sepúlveda, Eduardo Sguiglia, and Márcio Souza selected here for study fictionalize the struggles prevalent in distinctive historical moments concerning the future of the Amazon.

Keywords: Amazon basin; environmental crisis; twentieth century; Luis Sepúlveda; Eduardo Sguiglia; Márcio Souza

Chapter.  14456 words. 

Subjects: Literature

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