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Ecological Imaginations in Latin American Fiction$
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Laura Barbas-Rhoden

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780813035468

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813035468.001.0001

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Ecological Imaginations in Latin American Fiction

Laura Barbas-Rhoden

University Press of Florida

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

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