“Rivera-Barnes and Hoeg venture beyond the omnipresent critical considerations of ‘place’ in Latin American writing to mark both the literature’s unique valuation of nature and its ever more strident calls for its conservation. They engage texts from across the centuries, mapping the moral questions they raise as well as offering a 21st-century strategy for finding answers in both the artistic and the scientific realms.”--Dale Pratt, Professor of Spanish and Comparative Literature, Brigham Young University
"The landscape offers an opportunity to put the environmental crisis in literary perspective. Rivera-Barnes and Hoeg explore our evolving perceptions and the collection could not be more timely."--Joseph Henry Vogel, University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras, and Author of The Economics of the Yasuní-ITT Initiative: Climate Change as if Thermodynamics Mattered
“This is an important contribution to the growing field of ecocriticism in Latin America. The book’s broad historical and geographical scope, as well as its careful analysis, make it essential reading for anyone interested in understanding literature and nature in Latin America.”--J. Andrew Brown, Washington University in St. Louis, and Author of Test Tube Envy: Science and Power in Argentine Narrative.
“The authors have their feet firmly planted on the ground of solid scholarship. They cut a wide swath, geographically and historically, but are careful to blaze a trail and even to pave the way for readers to follow. Their book is well worth a reader’s time, not just for an initial incursion, but for further avid study.”--Kevin S. Larsen, Professor of Spanish and Religious Studies, University of Wyoming