A History of Ecology and Environmentalism in Spanish American Literature

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März 2015



This book traces the development of ecology and environmentalism in Spanish American literature. It provides a historical and literary context for the recent and expanding interest in reading, analyzing and especially teaching Latin America's environmental literature.


Part One: Foundations, Aesthetics, Ecology
One: Foundations of Environment: Literary Political Ecologies of 19th Century Southern Cone Literature
Two: Foundations from Topography: Literary Political Ecologies of 19th Century Andean, Amazonian, Caribbean, and Central American Literature
Three: Green Modernism
Part Two: Land, People, Ecology
Four: Swallowed: Environmentalism in the Spanish American novela de la selva
Five: Other Lands: Ecology in the Spanish American novela de la tierra
Six: Ruin: The Precedents of Ecological Destruction in Early and Canonical indigenista Novels
Seven: Indigenous Land: Place, then Space
Part Three: Literature, Environmentalism, Ecology
Eight: Nature after the "Boom": Ecology and Environmentalism in Late 20th Century Spanish American Fiction
Nine: Eco-Satire: Green Humor, Contaminated Imagery, and Environmental Language in Recent Spanish American Fiction
Ten: Paradise Trashed: Utopian and Dystopian Ecological Scenarios in Gioconda Belli's Waslala and Fernando Raga's Gaia Trilogy
About the Author


Scott M. DeVries is associate professor of Spanish at Bethel College, Indiana. He is the author of a variety of articles on Spanish American literature and film whose work has appeared in Hispania, Ecozon@: European Journal of Literature, Culture, and Environment, and the Christian Scholar's Review.
EAN: 9781611486902
ISBN: 1611486904
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Bucknell University Press
Erscheinungsdatum: März 2015
Seitenanzahl: 334 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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