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Images of Wilderness in Jorge Accame's Forastero

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Original languageEnglish
Article number4
Pages (from-to)177-185
Number of pages9
JournalRomance Studies
Volume29
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2011

Abstract

This article analyses the theme of wilderness in Argentinian writer Jorge Accame's 2008 gothic novel Forastero. Exploring violence and oppression in a provincial setting, this text depicts a wilderness of dizzying dimensions encompassing the human heart, the interior of Argentina and the entire cosmos. This article focuses on the related areas of light and darkness and civilization and barbarism, and notes specific allusions to Bram Stoker's Dracula.

    Research areas

  • DRACULA; SYNAESTHESIA; FEMICIDE IN LITERATURE; WILDERNESS; VIOLENCE; ARGENTINA; THE INTERIOR IN ARGENTINE LITERATURE; ACCAME; SARMIENTO; CIVILIZATION AND BARBARISM; GOTHIC LITERATURE

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