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This rough magic : technology in Latin American fiction

Author: Jane Robinett
Publisher: New York : P. Lang, ©1994.
Series: Worcester Polytechnic Institute studies in science, technology, and culture, vol. 13.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Despite author's claim that the relation of technology and the arts is a new topic, it was a major concern for the avant-garde as well as Walter Benjamin and W.T. Adorno. Nevertheless, the consideration of technology in the making of magic realism is innovative"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Robinett, Jane, 1943-
This rough magic.
New York : P. Lang, ©1994
(OCoLC)604007022
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jane Robinett
ISBN: 0820418897 9780820418896
OCLC Number: 25964540
Description: xii, 284 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: I. Setting the Boundaries. The Philosophy of Technology. Defining Technology. Philosophy and Literature. Magic and Technology. Magic: The Problem of Definition. Natural Magic. Magic and the Origins of Modern Science. Magic and Science as Complementary Systems. A Working Definition for Magic. Magic v. Magical Realism --
II. The Roots of Magic and the Limits of Technology: The Seamless World of Garcia Marquez. Melquiades. Jose Arcadio Buendia. The Alchemist's Laboratory. Failure and False Teeth. The Enchanted Region. The Transformation of Jose Arcadio. Ursula's Technology. The Insomnia Plague. The Return of Melquiades. Madness. Levitation and Other Matters. The End of the Patriarch. Ghosts. Clairvoyance and Telepathy. Blood Ties. Losing the Magic. The Cross of Ashes. Aureliano Triste. The Nature of Technology. The Banana Company Plague. Reshaping Macondo. Mauricio Babilonia. The Rains. Melquiades' Room. Ursula's Death. City of Mirrors and Mirages.
Series Title: Worcester Polytechnic Institute studies in science, technology, and culture, vol. 13.
Responsibility: Jane Robinett.

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"Despite author's claim that the relation of technology and the arts is a new topic, it was a major concern for the avant-garde as well as Walter Benjamin and W.T. Adorno. Nevertheless, the consideration of technology in the making of magic realism is innovative"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.

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