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Mimesis, Genres and Post-Colonial Discourse: Deconstructing Magic Realism

Mimesis, Genres and Post-Colonial Discourse: Deconstructing Magic Realism (Hardback)

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Through a broad-ranging survey of the allegory, utopia, the historical novel and the epic in post-colonial literature, the author proposes a critical reassessment of the theory of genres. He argues that, in the New Literatures which are often rooted in hybrid aesthetics, the often decried mimesis must be viewed from a completely different angle. Analyzing texts by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Salman Rushdie, Alejo Carpentier, Wilson Harris and Edouard Glissant, he argues for the redefinition of "magic realism" if the term is to retain generic relevance.

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writersEssays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary theory Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Publication Date: 17/08/1998 ISBN-13: 9780333732243  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Jean-Pierre Durix is Professor of English at the University of Bourgegone at Dijon, France.

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