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Magical Realism and Beyond

Author : Roy Boland
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Postcolonial Sensibility in Postrealist West African Fiction

Author : Müyesser Özlem Başak
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A Companion to Magical Realism

Author : Stephen M. Hart
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"A refreshing new interdisciplinary slant on magical realism as an international literary phenomenon emerging from the trauma of colonial dispossession"--Provided by publisher.

Magical Realism

Author : Lois Parkinson Zamora
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On magical realism in literature

Moments of Magical Realism in US Ethnic Literatures

Author : Lyn Di Iorio Sandín
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A collection of essays that explores magical realism as a momentary interruption of realism in US ethnic literature, showing how these moments of magic realism serve to memorialize, address, and redress traumatic ethnic histories.

Magical Realism and Literature

Author : Kim Sasser
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"Magical realism can lay claim to being one of most recognizable genres of prose writing. It mingles the probable and improbable, the real and the fantastic, and it provided the late-twentieth century novel with an infusion of creative energy in Latin America, Africa, Asia, and beyond. Writers such as Alejo Carpentier, Gabriel García Márquez, Isabel Allende, Salman Rushdie, Ben Okri, and many others harnessed the resources of narrative realism to the representation of folklore, belief, and fantasy. This book sheds new light on magical realism, exploring in detail its global origins and development. It offers new perspectives of the history of the ideas behind this literary tradition, including magic, realism, otherness, primitivism, ethnography, indigeneity, and space and time"--

Gald s Beyond Realism

Author : Timothy Michael McGovern
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Magically Strategized Belonging

Author : Kimberly Danielle Anderson Sasser
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Since literary magical realism exploded out of Latin America and into international critical attention in the mid twentieth century, the limbs of its narrative genealogy continue to be sketched in both lower and higher than the branch bearing the immense impact of el boom. Perhaps the most often cited figure from magical realism's pre-Latin American and pre-literary phase is Franz Roh, who deployed the term in 1925 to describe the German painting movement Magischer realismus, as critics such as Irene Guenther, Kenneth Reeds, Wendy Faris, and Lois Parkinson Zamora have shown. After having migrated transatlantically, magical realism mutated formally in the process whereby it came to be embodied in Latin American literature. Following the boom of the 1950s and 60s magical realism began to be recognized as a global phenomenon. Literary magical realism has now been written by authors from innumerable countries of origin and thus is not the sole property of Latin Americans, as Alejo Carpentier might have us believe. Erik Camayd-Freixas, who himself contends for the delimitation of a distinct Latin American magical realism, still concedes that the mode is "today's most compelling world fiction" (583). In addition to Carpentier, Miguel Ángel Asturias, Gabriel García Márquez, and Isabel Allende, among other significant Latin American magical realists, key contributions to the mode's corpus have since been recognized in the works of Jack Hodgins, Louise Erdrich, Robert Kroetsch, and Toni Morrison. Beyond the American continents, Wenchin Ouyang points out: "[Magical realism] is in Arabic, Chinese, English, German, Italian, Japanese, Persian, Portuguese, Spanish, Tibetan, and Turkish, to name but a few languages". One recent example of magical realism is Salman Rushdie's novel, The Enchantress of Florence (2008), analyzed in this study. Considering this novel in conjunction with the landmark 1949 publication of Carpentier's The Kingdom of This World (El reino de este mundo), including its famous prologue, these two magical realist texts represent a significant development in magical realist authorship among East and West Indies. Furthermore, they form two temporal poles between which there is a nearly sixty-year time span, a figure that does not include texts preceding the Latin American boom.

Magical Realism and Literature

Author : Christopher Warnes
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Magical realism can lay claim to being one of most recognizable genres of prose writing. It mingles the probable and improbable, the real and the fantastic, and it provided the late-twentieth century novel with an infusion of creative energy in Latin America, Africa, Asia, and beyond. Writers such as Alejo Carpentier, Gabriel García Márquez, Isabel Allende, Salman Rushdie, Ben Okri, and many others harnessed the resources of narrative realism to the representation of folklore, belief, and fantasy. This book sheds new light on magical realism, exploring in detail its global origins and development. It offers new perspectives of the history of the ideas behind this literary tradition, including magic, realism, otherness, primitivism, ethnography, indigeneity, and space and time.

Die Mandelbaumgasse

Author : Dôrît Rabînyân
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Beyond Binaries

Author : Ashley Wills
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Magical Realism, recognized for years as a valid genre in literature studies, till now has dealt in discussions of binarism, bringing magic and real together in such a way that distinguishing between the two becomes almost impossible. Currently, most studies of this genre have neglected to take into account works from the popular fiction and children's literature genres, relegating these instead to other preestablished categories within the canon. This study, by focusing on the concept of borderlands as described by Gloria Anzalda in Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza, argues that these studies of magical realism have been overly exclusive. It argues for a new, more inclusive form of magical realism, called borderland magical realism. This study should help answer these questions: How are borderlands and magical realism currently defined, and how can we combine these current definitions in a new working definition of magical realism? How/why have magical realist associations been transposed onto borderlands, and are these transpositions valid? Can determining the presence of pop culture and children's novels within the magical realist genre be supported through an examination of these borderlands as they function as magical real spaces within the works? This book is addressed to professors and students of Literature and cultural studies, and researchers in these fields.

Beyond Magical Realism

Author : Amy V. Shifflet
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An Agent for Love

Author : Amy Proebstel
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Where did he come from?Who else knows?The truth may be more than Liz can handle.Her life was a wreck. The most terrifying experience she could imagine has turned everything upside down. Now, each day she writes, hoping to get back to normal. But still the memories haunt her. How can she move on?Scott has a past he'd rather forget. Maybe getting away from his home town will be the answer. As a literary agent, he's always looking for talent, but will this journey be any different from the rest?Life works in mysterious ways, but it isn't always good. Their first meeting is a disaster. Is the universe trying to keep them apart?Everything is about to change.Will the secrets they hold become the answer they each need, or a curse?You'll love the world of Tuala and this clean paranormal romance, because everyone enjoys an adventure with a bit of love.Get it now.

Realism s Others

Author : Geoffrey Baker
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For at least a century, scholarship on realist narrative, and occasional polemics against realist narrative, have assumed that realism promotes the values of sameness against those of otherness, and that it does so by use of a narrative mode that excludes certain epistemologies, ideologies, and ways of thinking. However, the truth is more complex than that, as the essays in this volume all demonstrate. Realism’s Others examines the various strategies by which realist narratives create the idea of difference, whether that difference is registered in terms of class, ethnicity, epistemology, nationality, or gender. The authors in this collection examine in detail not just the fact of otherness in some canonical realist and canonical magical-realist and postmodern novels, but the actual means by which that otherness is established by the text. These essays suggest that neither realist narrative nor narratives positioned as anti-realist take otherness for granted; rather, the texts discussed here actively create difference, and this creation of difference often occasions severe difficulties for the novels’ representational schema. How does one represent different types of knowledge, other aesthetic modes or other spaces, for example, in texts whose epistemology has long been seen as secular and empirical, whose aesthetic mode has always been approached as pure descriptive mimesis, and whose settings are largely domestic? These essays all begin with a certain collision—of nationalities, of classes, of representational matrices, of religions—and go on to chart the challenges that this collision presents to our ideas or stereotypes of realism, or to the possibilities of writing against and beyond realism. This question motivates examination of key realist or social-realist texts, in some of these essays, by Honoré de Balzac, George Eliot, Franz Grillparzer, Theodor Storm, Gottfried Keller, Theodor Fontane, Wilhelm Raabe, María Amparo Ruiz de Burton, Henry James, William Dean Howells, Charles Chesnutt, Theodore Dreiser, H. T. Tsiang, Alan Sillitoe, and Richard Yates. However, it is no less central a question in certain non-realist texts which engage realist aims to a surprising degree, often to debate them openly; some of these essays discuss, in this light, fantastic, magical realist, and postmodern works by Abram Tertz, Paul Auster, Alejo Carpentier, Toni Morrison, Gabriel García Márquez, Salman Rushdie, and A. S. Byatt. Realism becomes more than an aesthetic aim or narrative mode. It becomes, rather, a value evoked and discussed by all of the works analyzed here, in order to reveal its impact on fiction’s treatment of ethnicity, nationality, ideology, space, gender, and social class.

Imaginaire IX

Author : Rhon Collard-spratt
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Imaginaire is made for promoting the fantastic art. Each year with a celebration showing what is happening on the stage of the fantastic art by publishing a book in the series. A window to the world of creative minds and skills beyond doubts. Imaginaire is a book in which artists can apply to seek their works shown. Every year is a guest of honour selected and therebye invited.

Magical Realist Fiction

Author : David Young
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This capacious anthology has selections from the authors you would expect to find, from others you may be less familiar with, and from writers you might not expect to show up in this company. The result is a treasure trove of unusual fiction, one of the most exciting anthologies to appear in the last decade. This is a poet's companion, a student's delight, great bedside reading: the kind of book you'd take to a desert island!

Time On Your Hands

Author : Manuel Tristante & Carlos Gran
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A story full of adventures and values from the hand of Manuel Tristante and Carlos Gran! Excerpt from the novel: "Time is such a wise judge that he does not sentence immediately, but in the end he agrees with whoever has it and gives everyone what he deserves." Synopsis: They say that time changes things, but sometimes, in reality, we ourselves must change them. From immemorial time, the Erbani have traveled the world under a great responsibility, helping us see things differently. Arthas, the Master Clockmaker, has finished the last Megidometer of Time and Azim, his Keeper, will be in charge of taking him to Gary. Time cannot erase his problems magically, but Gary knows that he can use it to his advantage. In Hy Tairngire, the Promised Island, he will find Tim's friendship and discover everything he needs to achieve it. What will you find? 1 Fiction, adventures, friendship and values. 2 A parallel, paradisiac and liberating universe. 3 An unforgettable time travel. 4 Two simultaneous antagonistic times. What Readers Say: "A fantasy novel that allows accompanying the character in discovering him, in his passage to the tranquility and appreciation of life beyond what others determine", Cuatro Bastardos, magazine. "It is a book that captivates with its magic, with its sad reality and with the message of hope that it transmits", Weaving in Klingon, blog. "If you like fantasy, knowing other dimensions and playing with space-time travel, this is undoubtedly your book", Etérea Sanguez, GoodReads. "Read between the lines and once you have finished the book, meditate on the key phrases and reflect. Because the Time that we have been given, there is only one", Kike BlackArrow, reader.

Greek Modernism and Beyond

Author : Professor of Modern Greek Studies Dimitris Tziovas
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Although it is one of the most dynamic and controversial areas of Greek culture, Greek modernism has received little scholarly attention as a literary and cultural phenomenon. A wide variety of competing, often clashing discourses and approaches characterize the study of Greek modernism. In this landmark volume, scholars from three continents provide a framework in which developments in prose, poetry, and drama can be studied together. The contributors seek to redefine the contours of Greek modernism, to reassess its impact on Greek culture, to explore the fringes of the movement. Special attention is paid to the role of the avant-garde in Greece and the emergence of postmodern trends in Greek culture. Greek Modernism and Beyond is valuable reading for students and scholars of Greek and European literature.

From Realism to Magical Realism

Author : Joan Boyd
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This thesis argues that changes in the form of the novel in post Second World War America, particularly certain novelists' considerations of realism as a viable mode of expression, have had a profound and lasting effect on Vietnam War literature and have been sustained into the twenty first century by a new generation of writers from ethnic minority groups. It examines prior criticism and points of view concerning the work of a number of established authors and considers the recent opinions on contemporary writers addressing the Vietnam experience for the first time. Where necessary the work will be contextualized with social history. The contribution to knowledge is fulfilled by the inclusion of Mexican- American writing within the past decade and by explaining its place in the overall literary contribution to the American Vietnam War novel. The method of investigation is literary critical analysis of selected novels from 1968 to 2002 as applied to examples of the authors' use of realism and magical realism, their imaginative language, the effect of trauma on literary expression and the manifestation of trauma in memory. When necessary, reference is made to myth criticism. The thesis outlines the tendency to go beyond realism and the forces which contributed to it, and argues that the more recent evolution from realism to magical realism, within the wide range of the Vietnam narrative, has facilitated a potentially more powerful and valid means of expression. The investigation concludes that despite being overtaken by other theatres of war, the conflict in Vietnam still maintains its place in American consciousness and that the recent examples of magical realism offered by ethnic minority writers have made a significant contribution to ensuring that the voices from a wider cultural mix are being added to the literary representations of the Vietnam experience.

Magic Realism Films

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Commentary (films not included). Pages: 30. Chapters: Alice (1990 film), A Little Princess (1995 film), El Norte (film), Intacto, Le Doulos, Like Water for Chocolate (film), Magic realism, Mars (2004 film), Midnight in Paris, One Day (2010 film), Pan's Labyrinth, Prelude to a Kiss (film), The Milagro Beanfield War, The Purple Rose of Cairo, The Sun Also Rises (2007 film), Un secreto de Esperanza. Excerpt: Magic realism or magical realism is an aesthetic style or genre of fiction in which magical elements blend with the real world. The story explains these magical elements as real occurrences, presented in a straightforward manner that places the "real" and the "fantastic" in the same stream of thought. Although it is most commonly used as a literary genre, magic realism also applies to film and the visual arts. One example of magic realism occurs when a character in the story continues to be alive beyond the normal length of life and this is subtly depicted by the character being present throughout many generations. On the surface the story has no clear magical attributes and everything is conveyed in a real setting, but such a character breaks the rules of our real world. The author may give precise details of the real world such as the date of birth of a reference character and the army recruitment age, but such facts help to define an age for the fantastic character of the story that would turn out to be an abnormal occurrence like someone living for two hundred years. The term is broadly descriptive rather than critically rigorous: Professor Matthew Strecher defines magic realism as "what happens when a highly detailed, realistic setting is invaded by something too strange to believe." This critical perspective towards magical realism stems from the Western reader's disassociation with mythology, a root of magical realism more...