Argentinian Identity and the Frontier: Foreigners, Indians and a «gaucho insufrible»

Raquel ARIAS CAREAGA
2011 1616  
After the independence fight against Spain, the new Argentine Republic found another border, but this time in the inside. The limit between Civilization and Barbarism is also the frontier between two worlds, one of them inhabitated by men they don't consider Argentines. They considered these natives like foreign people while at the same time they welcomed European immigrants to settle in the new conquered territories. Disappeared at the end of 19th century, that border is part of the Argentine
more » ... t of the Argentine literature from the beginning. One text of Roberto Bolaño, «el gaucho insufrible», revisits the old frontier in order to show how it is like today.
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