A CHAMELEON CRAWLING UP THE FUTURE: THE AMAZON AND ITS LITERATURE AS A COUNTER-REFLECTION OF DEVELOPMENTALIST TEMPORALITY

Davi Silva Gonçalves

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Historically, categorical dichotomies have been problematised by queer perspectives emerging from instances such as Amazonian time and space, whose basic premises put into question such normative, objective, and homogeneous narratologies.  Thinking of an interface with the Amerindians therein, as well as their epistemes, both effaced by globalisation, my purpose in the study is to, therefrom, analyse if and how the condition whereby the Amazon and Amazonians are constructed in The Brothers (HATOUM, 2002) contributes to such discussion. Through the premises set forth by a postcolonial and queer approach on the matter of peripheral ontologies, I test the hypothesis that the Amazon is effective in its transformative epistemological endeavour.


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