A Companion to Magical Realism [Hardback]

Stephen M. Hart(Editor); Wen-chin Ouyang(Editor)

ISBN: 9781855661202 | Published by: Tamesis Books | Series: Monografías A | Volume: Volume 220 | Year of Publication: 2005 | Language: English 304p, H9.25 x W6.25,
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A Companion to Magical Realism


The Companion to Magical Realism provides an assessment of the world-wide impact of a movement which was incubated in Germany, flourished in Latin America and then spread to the rest of the world. It provides a set of up-to-date assessments of the work of writers traditionally associated with magical realism such as Gabriel García Márquez [in particular his recently published memoirs], Alejo Carpentier, Miguel ngel Asturias, Juan Rulfo, Isabel Allende, Laura Esquivel and Salman Rushdie, as well as bringing into the fold new authors such as W.B. Yeats, Seamus Heaney, José Saramago, Dorit Rabinyan, Ovid, María Luisa Bombal, Ibrahim al-Kawni, Mayra Montero, Nakagami Kenji, José Eustasio Rivera and Elias Khoury, discussed for the first time in the context of magical realism. Written in a jargon-free style, and with all quotations translated into English, this book offers a refreshing new interdisciplinary slant on magical realism as an international literary phenomenon emerging from the trauma of colonial dispossession. The companion also has a Guide to Further Reading. Stephen Hart is Professor of Hispanic Studies, University College London and Doctor Honoris Causa of the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima, Peru. Wen-chin Ouyang lectures in Arabic Literature and Comparative Literature at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London. CONTRIBUTORS: Jonathan Allison, Michael Berkowitz, John D. Erickson, Robin Fiddian, Evelyn Fishburn, Stephen M. Hart, David Henn, Stephanie Jones, Julia King, Efraín Kristal, Mark Morris, Humberto Núñez-Faraco, Wen-Chin Ouyang, Lois Parkinson Zamora, Helene Price, Tsila A. Ratner, Kenneth Reeds, Alejandra Rengifo, Lorna Robinson, Sarah Sceats, Donald L. Shaw, Stefan Sperl, Philip Swanson, Jason Wilson.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Globalization of Magical Realism: New Poltics of Aesthetics [with Wen-chin Ouyang] - Stephen M. HartIntroduction: Globalization of Magical Realism: New Politics of Aesthetics [with Stephen M Hart] - Wen-Chin OuyangSection I: Introduction: Genealogies, Myths, Archives - Stephen M. HartSwords and Silver Rings: Magical Objects in the Work of Jorge Luis Borges and Gabriel García Márquez - Lois Parkinson ZamoraThe Presence of Myth in Borges, Carpentier, Asturias, Rulfo and García Márquez - Donald L ShawThe Earth as Archive in Bombal, Parra, Asturias and Rulfo [with Julia King] - Stephen M. HartAlejo Carpentier's Re-invention of América Latin as Real and Marvellous - The Golden Age Myth in Gabriel García Márquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude and Ovid's Metamorphoses - Lorna RobinsonLessons from the Golden Age in Gabriel García Márquez's Living to Tell the Tale - Efraín KristalSection II: Introduction: History, Nightmare, Fantasy - Stephen M. HartHistory and the Fantastic in José Saramago's Fiction - David HennMagical-Realist Elements in José Eustasio Rivera's The Vortex - Humberto Nuñez-FaracoBeyond Magic Realism in The Red of His Shadow by Marya Montero - Alejandra RengifoCops, Robbers, and Anarcho-terrorists: Crime and Magical Realism's Jewish Question - Michael BerkowitzFlights of Fancy: Angela Carter's Transgressive Narratives - Sarah SceatsSection III: Introduction: The Politics of Magic - Wen-Chin OuyangHumour and Magical Realism in El reino de este mundo - Evelyn FishburnMagical Realism and Children's Literature: Isabel Allende's La Ciudad de las Bestias - Philip SwansonUnsavoury Representations in Laura Esquivel's Like Water for Chocolate - Helene PriceNot so Innocent - An Israeli Tale of Subversion: Dorit Rabinyan's Persian Brides - Tsila RatnerMagical Realism as Ideology: Narrative Evasions in the Work of Nakagami Kenji - Mark MorrisLegend, Fantasy and the Birth of the New in `Los funerales de la Mamá Grande by Gabriel García Márquez - Robin FiddianSection IV: Introduction: Empire, Nation, Magic - Wen-Chin OuyangMagical Nationalism, Lyric Poetry and the Marvellous: W. B. Yeats and Seamus Heaney - Johnathan AllisonEmpire and Tribal Magic in a Tuareg Epic: Ibrahim al-Kuni's Lunar Eclipse - Stefan SperlMagical Realism and Nomadic Writing in the Maghreb - John EricksonOf Numerology and Butterflies: Magical Realism in Salman Rushdie's The Satanic Verses - Stephanie JonesFrom The Thousand and One Nights to Magical Realism: Postnational Predicament in The Journey of Little Ghandi by Elias KhouryElias Khoury - Wen-Chin OuyangGuide to Further Reading [with Kenneth Reeds] - Stephen M. HartSelect Bibliography - Stephen M. Hart

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