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Coterminous Worlds: Magical realism and contemporary post-colonial literature in English
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Coterminous Worlds: Magical realism and contemporary post-colonial literature in English (Hardback)

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The present collection of essays endeavours to furnish informed responses to central questions posed by the editors: Is the fact that the marvellous coexists with the factual and never resolves itself into the supernatural an indication that the whole literary project of 'magical realism' is an instrumental and representational form which can be regarded as particularly suitable for reconciling dichotomies and oppositions otherwise experienced as intolerable? Was 'magical realism' an explosive process in cultural dynamics, taking place at intersections of heterogeneous cultures most favourable to the efflorescence of this type of literature? The authors of the various essays - on Patrick White and David Malouf, Ben Okri, Syl Cheney-Coker, Robert Kroetsch, Gwendolyn MacEwan, Jack Hodgins, Salman Rushdie, Janet Frame, Wilson Harris and others - provide a dynamic focus on the reality at stake beneath the surface representations of 'magical realism' in post-colonial literatures.

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: generalLanguages with Grant & CutlerLinguistics Publisher: Brill Publication Date: 01/01/1999 ISBN-13: 9789042004481  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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