Adventures Of China Iron

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This is a riotous romp taking the reader from the turbulent frontier culture of the pampas deep into indigenous territories. It charts the adventures of China Iron, Martín Fierro’s abandoned wife, in her travels across the pampas in a covered wagon with her new-found friend and lover, Scottish woman Liz.

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(*’s China. Pronounced ‘cheena’: designation for female, from the Quechua. Iron: The English word for’s Fierro,reference to the gaucho Martìn Fierro, from José Hernández’s epic poem.) A riotous romp taking the reader from the frontier culture of the pampas deep into indigenous territories. It charts the adventures of China Iron, Martìn Fierro’s abandoned wife, in her travels across the pampas in a wagon with her new-found friend and lover, Liz. While Liz provides China with a sentimental education and schools her in the nefarious ways of the British Empire, their eyes are opened to the wonders of Argentina’s richly diverse flora and fauna, cultures and languages, as well as to its struggles. After a clash with Colonel Hernández (the author who ‘stole’ Martìn Fierro’s poems) and a drunken orgy with gauchos, they eventually find refuge and a peaceful future in an utopian indigenous community.’s The narrative moves through the Argentinian landscape, charting the flora and fauna of the Pampas, Gaucho culture, Argentinian nation-building and British colonial projects.’s In a unique reformulation of history and literary tradition, Gabriela Cabezón Cámara, with humour and sophistication, re-writes’s Martìn Fierro’s from a feminist, LGBT, postcolonial point of view. She creates a hilarious novel that is nevertheless incisive in its criticism of the way societies come into being, and the way they venerate mythical heroes.

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Weight 0.252 kg
Dimensions 19.2 × 13 × 1.8 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

200

Language

English

Edition

Paperback original

Dewey

863.7 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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