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Author Foster, Kevin, 1961-

Title Lost worlds : Latin America and the imagining of empire / Kevin Foster
Published London ; New York : Pluto, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 262 pages) : illustrations
Contents News from nowhere -- Adventures and anxieties -- The last of England -- South of the border -- Dreaming of Pelé -- Fearful symmetry
Summary Think of Latin America and what do you see? Escape? Adventure? Chaos? Oblivion? In Lost Worlds Kevin Foster explores how these and other stereotypes about the continent came into being and what their continuing currency tells us about ourselves
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 224-247) and index
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Subject American literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
American literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
English literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
English literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Stereotypes (Social psychology) in literature.
Latin America -- Foreign public opinion.
Latin America -- In literature.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2009504285
ISBN 1849640718 (electronic bk.)
9781849640718 (electronic bk.)