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Title: Facets of Magical Realism
Researcher: Nedungadi, Shireen
Guide(s): Bhuvanamaeheshwari, K G
Keywords: Latin America
Magical Realism
short stories
Upload Date: 13-Jul-2015
University: Jain University
Completed Date: 15/03/2014
Abstract: Magical Realism as a narrative mode is fascinating not because it is an oxymoron or newlinebecause its contradiction is perplexing or because the magical is entertaining but that the newlineworld created by the magical realist writer is captivating One is drawn into engaging with newlinethis world attracted to its disjunctions its different truths and its basic manner of dealing newlinewith the everyday life of individuals The reality that is encountered in these texts is based on newlinerecognition of mysterious actions that do not put us in a quandary rather we honour these newlineevents as ingredients that complement reality Our pre conditioned views of reality are newlinetransformed in connecting with the magical real world of these texts and we decisively accept newlinethat Magical Realism is a kind of realism but one different from the realism that is familiar to newlinethe West This study determines that the realism represented in Magical Realism fits appropriately to certain cultures In addition the futile endeavour to define Magical Realism by many critics writers and readers clarifies the fact that there is a primary need to look for the facets of Magical Realism in these cultural representations newlineThe Magical Realist texts from Latin America became the obvious choice for this newlineresearch to discover the facets of Magical Realism Latin America enjoys the unparalleled newlinereputation of having been able to draw out such extraordinary results from the Magical realist newlinemode Hence contextualizing the mode in Latin America is crucial The mode became newlinepopular in Latin America in the 1960s Gabriel Garcia Marquez was awarded the Nobel Prize newlinefor Literature in 1982 for his novels and short stories in which the fantastic and the realistic newlineare combined in a richly composed world of imagination reflecting a continents life and newlineconflicts Marquez 1993 Transcription This period in Latin American literary history is newlinereferred to as El Boom and Marquezs One Hundred Years of Solitude is labelled as the newlineseminal text of Magical Realism Latin America became the home of the mode and thereafter any reference to the any reference to the literary works of Latin America was stamped Magical Realism literary works newline
Pagination: ii, p. 230
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10603/44828
Appears in Departments:English

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