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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
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
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
Member of
Awards note
Man Booker International Prize, Short List, 2020
Cataloging source
UKMGB
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1968-
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Cabezón Cámara, Gabriela
Index
no index present
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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  • Hernández, José
  • Hernández, José
  • Women
  • Abandoned wives
  • Lesbians
  • Voyages and travels
  • Imperialism
  • Argentina
  • Argentina
  • 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
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Dragons and My Pampa All Mixed Up Together
  • At the Mercy of the Caranchos
  • Lost in Thought, into the Muck I Sank
  • The Morbid Light of Dead Men's Bones
  • Tank You Senorafor Cure Me
  • By Dint of Force
  • That's Also Something You Eat and Drink with Scones
  • British Science
  • Suspended in the Air
  • We Branded Each and Every Animal
  • pt. ONE
  • An Orphan's Fate
  • I Was Burning My Bridges
  • A Prophet with a Paintbrush
  • pt. TWO
  • THE FORT
  • Dressed to the Nines
  • A Dust Cloud Can Linger
  • Do Come In, My Dear
  • Colours Became Detached from Their Objects
  • I Climaxed Too
  • THE PAMPAS
  • Tangled Legs
  • A Bunch of Short Dark Hapsburgs
  • The Whip and the Rod
  • That Strange Gaucho Who Fancied Himself as a Writer
  • Punch and Whisky
  • You Fucking Whore!
  • Goodbye, Colonel
  • pt. THREE
  • INDIAN TERRITORY
  • Frothing like Foam
  • It Was the Brightness of the Light
  • As If the Milky Way Began or Ended Right There in Her Hands
  • The Earth Croaked
  • An Erratic Flight
  • Most Were Naked and Beautiful
  • Oh China, Love, Forgive Me Now
  • But We Don't Have Any Weapons
  • Light is Doubled on the Islands
  • Contemplating the Trees
  • I Wish You Could See Us
  • The Wagon
  • We Come from Dust
  • La China Isn't a Name
  • Everything Covered Me like a Second Skin
  • Under the British Empire
Control code
1120193149
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
188 pages
Isbn
9781916465664
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
WorldCat record variable field(s) change: 655
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
Contents
  • Dragons and My Pampa All Mixed Up Together
  • At the Mercy of the Caranchos
  • Lost in Thought, into the Muck I Sank
  • The Morbid Light of Dead Men's Bones
  • Tank You Senorafor Cure Me
  • By Dint of Force
  • That's Also Something You Eat and Drink with Scones
  • British Science
  • Suspended in the Air
  • We Branded Each and Every Animal
  • pt. ONE
  • An Orphan's Fate
  • I Was Burning My Bridges
  • A Prophet with a Paintbrush
  • pt. TWO
  • THE FORT
  • Dressed to the Nines
  • A Dust Cloud Can Linger
  • Do Come In, My Dear
  • Colours Became Detached from Their Objects
  • I Climaxed Too
  • THE PAMPAS
  • Tangled Legs
  • A Bunch of Short Dark Hapsburgs
  • The Whip and the Rod
  • That Strange Gaucho Who Fancied Himself as a Writer
  • Punch and Whisky
  • You Fucking Whore!
  • Goodbye, Colonel
  • pt. THREE
  • INDIAN TERRITORY
  • Frothing like Foam
  • It Was the Brightness of the Light
  • As If the Milky Way Began or Ended Right There in Her Hands
  • The Earth Croaked
  • An Erratic Flight
  • Most Were Naked and Beautiful
  • Oh China, Love, Forgive Me Now
  • But We Don't Have Any Weapons
  • Light is Doubled on the Islands
  • Contemplating the Trees
  • I Wish You Could See Us
  • The Wagon
  • We Come from Dust
  • La China Isn't a Name
  • Everything Covered Me like a Second Skin
  • Under the British Empire
Control code
1120193149
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
188 pages
Isbn
9781916465664
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
WorldCat record variable field(s) change: 655
System control number
(OCoLC)1120193149

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