Ravasio, Paola

This Train is Not Bound for Glory

A Study of Literary Trainscapes


This Train is Not Bound for Glory revolves around a single metaphor, that of literary trainscapes. Understood as the conjunction of the social and the mobile in the literary representation of human and material capital put in motion by the railway system, this book focuses on narratives based at the Panama Canal Zone, across the Central American banana republics, and on the human caravan traversing Mexico towards the U.S. border upon La Bestia. Following the iron tracks of the inter-American world while focusing on the interstices created by them, This Train is Not Bound for Glory depicts the outcasts of modernity in their inglorious journey across the Americas.

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ISBN 978-3-86821-836-7, 114 S., kt., 4 Abb., 18,00 (2021)

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