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The Resource The adventures of China Iron, Gabriela Cabezón Cámara ; translated by Iona Macintyre and Fiona Mackintosh

The adventures of China Iron, Gabriela Cabezón Cámara ; translated by Iona Macintyre and Fiona Mackintosh

Label
The adventures of China Iron
Title
The adventures of China Iron
Statement of responsibility
Gabriela Cabezón Cámara ; translated by Iona Macintyre and Fiona Mackintosh
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Author
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Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
"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 Mrs China Iron, Martín Fierro's abandoned wife, in her travels across the pampas in a covered wagon with her new-found friend, soon to become lover, a Scottish woman named 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 national struggles. After a clash with Colonel Hernández (the author who 'stole' Martín Fierro's poems) and a drunken orgy with gauchos, they eventually find refuge and a peaceful future in a utopian indigenous community, the river- dwelling Iñchiñ people. Seen from an ox-drawn wagon, the narrative moves through the Argentinian landscape, charting the flora and fauna of the Pampas, Gaucho culture, Argentinian nation-building and British colonial projects."--Provided by publisher
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Storyline
Tone
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Character
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10927945
Cataloging source
UKMGB
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1968-
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Cabezón Cámara, Gabriela
Dewey number
863.7
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ7798.413.A3
LC item number
A9413 2019
Literary form
novels
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  • 1970-
  • 1834-1886
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  • Mackintosh, Fiona J.
  • Macintyre, Iona
  • Hernández, José
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True
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  • Hernández, José
  • Women
  • Abandoned wives
  • Lesbians
  • Voyages and travels
  • Imperialism
  • Argentina
  • Argentina
  • Hernández, José
  • Voyages and travels
  • Travel
  • Lesbians
  • Imperialism
  • Abandoned wives
  • Women
  • Argentina
Label
The adventures of China Iron, Gabriela Cabezón Cámara ; translated by Iona Macintyre and Fiona Mackintosh
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Translated from the Spanish
  • "First published in Spanish as Las aventuras de la China Iron by Penguin Random House Group (Argentina)"--Title page verso
  • China. Pronounced 'cheena': designation for female, from the Quechua. Iron: The English word for Fierro, reference to the gaucho Martín Fierro, from José Hernández's epic poem
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1120193149
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
188 pages
Isbn
9781916465664
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)1120193149
Label
The adventures of China Iron, Gabriela Cabezón Cámara ; translated by Iona Macintyre and Fiona Mackintosh
Publication
Note
  • Translated from the Spanish
  • "First published in Spanish as Las aventuras de la China Iron by Penguin Random House Group (Argentina)"--Title page verso
  • China. Pronounced 'cheena': designation for female, from the Quechua. Iron: The English word for Fierro, reference to the gaucho Martín Fierro, from José Hernández's epic poem
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1120193149
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
188 pages
Isbn
9781916465664
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)1120193149

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