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Magic(al) realism

Author: Maggie Ann Bowers
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2004.
Series: New critical idiom.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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This volume explores the many definitions and terms used in relation to the genre of 'magic' or 'magical' writing. It traces the origins of the movement in painting and fiction and offers an historical overview of the contexts for magic(al) realism.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Bowers, Maggie Ann.
Magic(al) realism.
New York : Routledge, 2004
(DLC) 2004004475
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Maggie Ann Bowers
ISBN: 0203328086 9780203328088 9786610178070 6610178070
OCLC Number: 252705501
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: 1. Origins of magic(al) realism --
2. Delimiting the terms --
3. Locations of magic(al) realism --
4. Transgressive variants of magical realism --
5. Cross-cultural variants of magical realism --
6. Magic(al) realism and cultural production --
7. The future of magic(al) realism.
Series Title: New critical idiom.
Responsibility: Maggie Ann Bowers.
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This volume explores the many definitions and terms used in relation to the genre of 'magic' or 'magical' writing. It traces the origins of the movement in painting and fiction and offers an historical overview of the contexts for magic(al) realism.

Bestselling novels by Angela Carter, Salman Rushdie, Gabriel Garcia Marquez and a multitude of others have enchanted us by blurring the lines between reality and fantasy. Their genre of writing has been variously defined as 'magic', 'magical' or 'marvellous' realism and is quickly becoming a core area of literary studies. This guide offers a first step for those wishing to consider this area in greater depth, by:* exploring the many definitions and terms used in relation to the genre* tracing the origins of the movement in painting and fiction* offering an historical overview of the contexts f.

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