Beauty and bounty in Che’s Chile

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This chapter argues that twin discourses of Chile's bounty and beauty, as described by Che, other travel writers and Chileans, represented Chile’s claim to modernity. But these discourses had little basis on the reality for millions of Chileans. Thus Che’s travels in Chile, combined with other accounts of the period, offer a window onto a moment in the country’s history and self-depiction, albeit through the particular views and partial account of these visitors and Chileans.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationChe's travels
Subtitle of host publicationthe making of a revolutionary in 1950s Latin America
EditorsPaulo Drinot
Place of PublicationDurham and London
PublisherDuke University Press
Number of pages35
ISBN (Print)9780822347675, 0822347679
Publication statusPublished - 2010


  • Che
  • Chile
  • travel writing
  • gender


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