Magical realism and the postcolonial novel [electronic resource] : between faith and irreverence / Christopher Warnes.

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Published: Basingstoke ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, c2009.
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Summary:Magical Realism and the Postcolonial Novel: Between Faith and Irreverence reinterprets the origins and nature of one of the most recognisable and important genres of twentieth century literature. Warnes locates the origins of the term in the work of Novalis, and examines its relations with romanticism. Drawing on the ideas of Alejo Carpentier and Jorge Luis Borges, Warnes argues that magical realism's relationships with the novel are characterised by contrasting orientatations: towards faith and irreverence. Detailed readings of key magical realist novels by Asturias, Carpentier, García Márquez, Rushdie, and Okri confirm the relevance of the distinction to understanding both the novels themselves and the contexts from which they emerge. This major new study makes available a new and more precise vocabulary for the critical discussion of magical realism and is essential reading for anyone interested in the field or in twentieth century literature more broadly.
Physical Description:1 online resource (vii, 189 p.)
Other format:Print version: Warnes, Christopher. Magical realism and the postcolonial novel. 9780230545281
Notes:Bib#: 1928426
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (p. 167-179) and index.
ISBN:9780230234437 (electronic bk.)
0230234437 (electronic bk.)