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El mal de Arequipa y su recompensa: Flora Tristán, el sufrimiento físico y la renunciación del cuerpo

Abstract

An analysis of what happens when traditional notions of New World nature meet the realities of travel in the perspective of French-born, Francophone Peruvian writer.

Briggs, Ronald. “El mal de Arequipa y su recompensa: Flora Tristán, el sufrimiento físico y la renunciación del cuerpo.” Estudios: Revista de Investigaciones Literarias y Culturales 17.34 (Jul.-Dec. 2009): 351-76. Print.

This essay examines the use of physical suffering to characterize Creole culture in the travel account of Flora Tristán (1803-1844), who journeyed from France to the estate of her paternal family in Peru in 1833. Tristán was seeking a full share of the family inheritance, and while her personal mission failed, the ensuing travel account helped begin her career as an activist and socialist writer once she returned to Europe.

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