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Narrative, Nature, Society: The Network of Waste in Andrés Neuman’s Bariloche

Bell, LAJ (2015) Narrative, Nature, Society: The Network of Waste in Andrés Neuman’s Bariloche Modern Language Review, 110 (4). pp. 1045-1066.

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Abstract

Refuse is a key theme, image and structural device in the Spanish-Argentine writer Andrés Neuman’s novel Bariloche (1999), whose protagonist is a waste collector in Buenos Aires. My contention, though, is that waste not only fulfils a narrative function, but in fact constitutes what Bruno Latour terms a ‘network’, a web of interactions between discursive, natural and social processes. Bringing together close literary analysis with insights from environmental criticism (Stacy Alaimo and Jane Bennett) and sociology (Zygmunt Bauman and Martin O’Brien), this paper reveals the complex interactions between the human and non-human world in the novel’s urban setting.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of English and Languages
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Bell, LAJUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 1 October 2015
Identification Number : 10.5699/modelangrevi.110.4.1045
Additional Information : Copyright 2015 Modern Humanities Research Association. This is the author's accepted version.
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 20 Oct 2015 18:15
Last Modified : 20 Oct 2015 18:15
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/808920

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