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Galapagos Origin : Imaginarios de la evolucion textual en las islas encantadas, Paperback / softback Book

Galapagos Origin : Imaginarios de la evolucion textual en las islas encantadas Paperback / softback

Part of the Purdue Studies in Romance Literatures series

Paperback / softback


This book, written in Spanish, takes a literary and cultural studies model to explain the textual representation of the Galapagos Islands since their discovery until present day.

The main argument suggests that the depiction of this crucial space for modernity in Western thought, given the rhetoric of travel and fiction writers, transforms the insular area with the intention of conceiving disparate forms of political displacement.

Specifically, these depictions show several conflicts that arose from the seeking of identity in Ecuador during the nation-building project that took place at the time.

As a result of colonial enterprises (scientific excursions, exile, tourism, journalistic pieces, expeditions, etc.), travel writings of the Galapagos condition the formation of the state and its national imagery because of the extreme symbolic capital of the archipelago and the desire of Latin American intellectuals to belong to a cosmopolitan territory.



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