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Magical Realism: Theory, History, Community [Reading] ➿ Magical Realism: Theory, History, Community By Lois Parkinson Zamora – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk Magical realism is often regarded as a regional trend, restricted to the Latin American writers who popularized it as a literary form In this critical anthology, the first of its kind, editors Lois Pa Magical realism is often regarded as Theory, History, Kindle Ò a regional trend, restricted to the Latin Magical Realism: PDF/EPUB or American writers who popularized it as a literary form In this critical anthology, the Realism: Theory, History, PDF/EPUB ì first of its kind, editors Lois Parkinson Zamora and Wendy B Faris show magical realism to be an international movement with a wide ranging history and a significant influence among the literatures of the world In essays on texts by writers as diverse as Toni Morrison, G nter Grass, Salman Rushdie, Derek Walcott, Abe Kobo, Gabriel Garc a M rquez, and many others, magical realism is examined as a worldwide phenomenonPresenting the first English translation of Franz Roh sessay in which the term magical realism was coined, as well as Alejo Carpentier s classicessay that introduced the concept of lo real maravilloso to the Americas, this anthology begins by tracing the foundations of magical realism from its origins in the art world to its current literary contexts It offers a broad range of critical perspectives and theoretical approaches to this movement, as well as intensive analyses of various cultural traditions and individual texts from Eastern Europe, Asia, North America, Africa, the Caribbean, and Australia, in addition to those from Latin America In situating magical realism within the expanse of literary and cultural history, this collection describes a mode of writing that has been a catalyst in the development of new regional literatures and a revitalizing force for established narrative traditions writing particularly alive in postcolonial contexts and a major component of postmodernist fiction.


10 thoughts on “Magical Realism: Theory, History, Community

  1. Michael Michael says:

    270717 useful and engaging lit crit collected essays some very good, some less begins with history, then theory, then community as known in 1995 perhaps best if stories already read many authors i have read, some i have read of, all some difference from what passes as realism and notes the force of readers pleasure over modernist version of realism that is often difficult to read the strange, the fantastic, the discourse that escapes or is incorporated by dominant political, cultura 270717 useful and engaging lit crit collected essays some very good, some less begins with history, then theory, then community as known in 1995 perhaps best if stories already read many authors i have read, some i have read of, all some difference from what passes as realism and notes the force of readers pleasure over modernist version of realism that is often difficult to read the strange, the fantastic, the discourse that escapes or is incorporated by dominant political, cultural, experienced real academic and intriguing, this suggests many works i will search for


  2. amelia amelia says:

    so i didn t actually read all the essays in this book but the ones i did read were really interesting and perfect for my secondary reading on magical realism


  3. Anne Kat Alexander Anne Kat Alexander says:

    I confess, this is probably the first book I ve ever marked read that I haven t read every page of I skipped a couple of the essays that weren t relevant to my course and had to give it back to the library before I left the country Having read at least 80% of it, though, I feel confident in my assessment that it s a bit of a mixed bag Some of the essays are great and insightful, some of them I spent a while staring at the page and re reading sentence where English Canadian literature was clas I confess, this is probably the first book I ve ever marked read that I haven t read every page of I skipped a couple of the essays that weren t relevant to my course and had to give it back to the library before I left the country Having read at least 80% of it, though, I feel confident in my assessment that it s a bit of a mixed bag Some of the essays are great and insightful, some of them I spent a while staring at the page and re reading sentence where English Canadian literature was classified as postcolonial um I know Canada was a colony, but there s a reason why we don t call white American literature postcolonial, and it applies here too Very useful collection overall, though gives you essays to support and essays to push back against Would recommend to anyone studying magical realist literature


  4. Abbie O& Abbie O& says:

    collection of foundational literary criticism to magical realism that i highly recommend one read if they are struggling to understand the history of literary criticism scholarship of magical realism vs modernism or surrealism great way to understand chronological thematic and critical elements of the genre.


  5. Sirius Black Sirius Black says:

    a good collection of essays and a good reference book for those who want to learn and write about magical realism


  6. Billy Billy says:

    An indispensable compendium on magical realism This is a must for anyone researching or writing about the mode.


  7. Patrick Patrick says:

    I did not read every essay in here, but this is a solid resource on the subject.


  8. Katy Katy says:

    for my Contemporary Novels course.


  9. Kaye Linden Kaye Linden says:

    I am waiting to read this book I love magic realism I m hoping to learn as much as I can about writing the genre.


  10. Rio Priadmaja Rio Priadmaja says:

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