Magical realism and literature / edited by Kim Anderson Sasser, Wheaton College, Illinois ; Chris Warnes, Cambridge University.

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Published: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2020.
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Summary:"Magical realism can lay claim to being one of most recognizable genres of prose writing. It mingles the probable and improbable, the real and the fantastic, and it provided the late-twentieth century novel with an infusion of creative energy in Latin America, Africa, Asia, and beyond. Writers such as Alejo Carpentier, Gabriel García Márquez, Isabel Allende, Salman Rushdie, Ben Okri, and many others harnessed the resources of narrative realism to the representation of folklore, belief, and fantasy. This book sheds new light on magical realism, exploring in detail its global origins and development. It offers new perspectives of the history of the ideas behind this literary tradition, including magic, realism, otherness, primitivism, ethnography, indigeneity, and space and time"--Provided by publisher.
Physical Description:1 online resource (volumes cm.)
Other format:Online version: Magical realism and literature 9781108551601
9781108426305 1108426301 9781108445023 1108445020
Notes:Description based on print version record.
Bib#: 2955118
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series:Cambridge critical concepts
ISBN:9781108551601 (electronic bk.)
1108551602 (electronic bk.)