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Sensing Like a Shaman, Seeing Like a State: Guayana According to Rómulo Gallegos

Amanda M. Smith

in Mapping the Amazon: Literary Geography after the Rubber Boom

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781800348417
eISBN:
9781800852457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781800348417.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Rómulo Gallegos’s 1935 novel, Canaima, which takes place in the region known as Guayana where the Orinoco and Amazon river basins overlap, became the name for Venezuela’s largest national park in ... More


Place, Region, and Migration

Josephine McDonagh

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 3: The Nineteenth-Century Novel 1820-1880

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199560615
eISBN:
9780191803499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199560615.003.0022
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter explores the theme of place in the novel. It outlines the scope of the regional novel, its origins in earlier forms of fiction, and the emergence and subsequent trajectories of various ... More


The Regional and the Global

Liam Connell

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 7: British and Irish Fiction Since 1940

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198749394
eISBN:
9780191869754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198749394.003.0023
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter offers a limited survey of the ways that British regional novelists have engaged in the processes of place-making. It examines novels from England, Scotland, and Wales. In doing so, the ... More


Reading Maps with La vorágine: Cartographic Illusion on the Río Negro

Amanda M. Smith

in Mapping the Amazon: Literary Geography after the Rubber Boom

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781800348417
eISBN:
9781800852457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781800348417.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Chapter 1 investigates the relationship between José Eustasio Rivera’s service on a mapping commission to chart the border between Colombia and Venezuela and the novel he wrote during the expedition. ... More


John Galt’s ‘Whole Art of Colonization’: Sound, Voice, Space

Josephine McDonagh

in Literature in a Time of Migration: British Fiction and the Movement of People, 1815–1876

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780192895752
eISBN:
9780191916311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192895752.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The Scottish novelist John Galt provides the clearest example of a writer in whose works fiction, literary technique, and settler colonization overlap. Famous for his regional novels about ... More


La France à l’heure anglaise

Beryl Pong

in British Literature and Culture in Second World Wartime: For the Duration

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198840923
eISBN:
9780191876530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198840923.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

During the Second World War, Germany often imposed its own time zone onto those countries it occupied. Chapter 5 looks at the case of France, and examines responses to a perceived temporal ... More


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