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The Politics of Vegetating in Arturo Burga Freitas’s Mal de gente

Lesley Wylie

in Intimate Frontiers: A Literary Geography of the Amazon

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781786941831
eISBN:
9781789623598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941831.003.0009
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This essay examines the persistent trope of ‘tropical degeneration’ in Arturo Burga Freitas’s Mal de gente (1943). Set in the Peruvian Amazon, the novel is the story of a young European, Edmund Rice, ... More


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