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Mexican Travel Writing

Thea Pitman

Published by Peter Lang Nov 2008, 2008
ISBN 10: 3039110209 / ISBN 13: 9783039110209
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Title: Mexican Travel Writing

Publisher: Peter Lang Nov 2008

Publication Date: 2008

Binding: Taschenbuch

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Neuware - This book is a detailed study of salient examples of Mexican travel writing from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. While scholars have often explored the close relationship between European or North American travel writing and the discourse of imperialism, little has been written on how postcolonial subjects might relate to the genre. This study first traces the development of a travel-writing tradition based closely on European imperialist models in mid-nineteenth-century Mexico. It then goes on to analyse how the narrative techniques of postmodernism and the political agenda of postcolonialism might combine to help challenge the genre's imperialist tendencies in late twentieth-century works of travel writing, focusing in particular on works by writers Juan Villoro, Héctor Perea and Fernando Solana Olivares. 209 pp. Englisch. Bookseller Inventory # 9783039110209

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