Magical Realism Theory, History, Community

ISBN-10: 0822316404
ISBN-13: 9780822316404
Edition: 1995
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List price: $32.95
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publication date: 11/14/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 592
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.672
Language: English

"Zamora and Faris persuasively support their claim that magical realism is not only--or even mainly--a Latin American phenomenon, as is usually thought, but a truly international development of the last half century or so and, a major, perhaps "the" major, component of postmodernist fiction."--Matei Calinescu, Indiana University

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Daiquiri Birds and Flaubertian Parrot(ie)s
Foundations
Magic Realism: Post-Expressionism 91925)
Magic Realism, New Objectivity, and the Arts during the Weimar Republic
On the Marvelous Real in America (1949)
The Baroque and the Marvelous Real (1975)
Magical Realism in Spanish American Fiction (1955)
Magical Realism in Spanish American Literature (1967)
The Territorialization of the Imaginary in Latin America: Self-Affirmation and Resistance to Metropolitan Paradigms
Sources of Magic Realism/Supplements to Realism in Contemporary Latin American Literature
Theory
Scheherazade's Children: Magical Realism and Postmodern Fiction
Magic Realism and Postmodernism: Decentering Privileged Centers
The Metamorphoses of Fictional Space: Magical Realism
The Textualization of the Reader in Magical Realist Fiction
Psychic Realism, Mythic Realism, Grotesque Realism: Variations on Magic Realism in Contemporary Literature in English
History
Magical Realism, Compensatory Vision, and Felt History: Classical Realism Transformed in The White Hotel
Past-On Stories: History and the Magically Real, Morrison and Allende on Call
Narrative Trickery and Performative Historiography: Fictional Representation of National Identity in Graham Swift, Peter Carey, and Mordecai Richler
Saleem Fathered by Oskar: Midnight's Children, Magic Realism, and The Tin Drum
Magical Archetypes: Midlife Miracles in The Satanic Verses
Derek Walcott and Alejo Carpentier: Nature, History, and the Caribbean Writer
Community
Magic Realism as Postcolonial Discourse
Metoikoi and Magical Realism in the Maghrebian Narratives of Tahar ben Jelloun and Abdelkebir Khatibi
The Magic of Identity: Magic Realism in Modern Japanese Fiction
Roads of "Exquisite Mysterious Muck": The Magical Journey through the City in William Kennedy's Ironweed, John Cheever's "The Enormous Radio," and Donald Barthelme's "City Life"
Magical Romance/Magical Realism: Ghosts in U.S. and Latin American Fiction
Selected Bibliography
Contributors
Index

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