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Magic Al Realism New Critical Idiom

Magic Al Realism New Critical Idiom

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MAGIC(AL) REALISM
Magic(al) Realism
navigates the complexities of one of today’s most popular genres within literature, art and film. Maggie Ann Bowers:explores ‘magic’, ‘magical’ and ‘marvellous’ realism and thedistinctions between the termsexamines their origins in German post-expressionist painting andLatin American fictionanalyses the relationship of magic(al) realism with other artisticmovements, such as surrealismoffers an historical overview of the geographical, cultural and political contexts within which the genre has developedconsiders the relationship of magic(al) realism to issues of post-colonialism, cross-culturalism and postmodernismillustrates her study with fresh readings of the work of eminentwriters such as Salman Rushdie, Toni Morrison, Isabel Allende,Gabnel García Márquez and Angela Carter This concise yet wide-ranging guide offers a clear way throughconfusing terms and debates to provide the ideal introduction to afascinating field. 
Maggie Ann Bowers
is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Portsmouthwhere she teaches Literature in English, specializing in multi-ethnic and postcolonial writing of North America. She previously taught at theUniversity of Antwerp and is the co-editor of 
Convergences and  Interferences: Newness in Intercultural Practices
(2002).
 
THE NEW CRITICAL IDIOM
SERIES EDITOR: JOHN DRAKAKIS, UNIVERSITY OF STIRLING 
The New Critical Idiom
is an invaluable series of introductory guides totoday’s critical terminology. Each book:provides a handy, explanatory guide to the use (and abuse) of thetermoffers an original and distinctive overview by a leading literary andcultural criticrelates the term to the larger field of cultural representation.With a strong emphasis on clarity, lively debate and the widest possible breadth of examples,
The New Critical Idiom
is an indispensableapproach to key topics in literary studies.Also available in this series:
 Autobiography
by Linda Anderson
Class
by Gary Day
Colonialism/Postcolonialism
byAnia Loomba
Crime Fiction
by John Scaggs
Culture/Metaculture
by FrancisMulhern
 Difference
by Mark Currie
 Discourse
by Sara Mills
 Dramatic Monologue
by GlennisByron
 Ecocriticism
by Greg Garrard
Genders
by David Glover andCora Kaplan
Gothic
by Fred Botting
 Historicism
by Paul Hamilton
 Humanism
by Tony Davies
 Intertextuality
by Graham Allen
 Irony
by Claire Colebrook 
 Literature
by Peter Widdowson
 Metre, Rhythm and Verse Form
byPhilip Hobsbaum
 Modernism
by Peter Childs
 Myth
by Laurence Coupe
 Narrative
by Paul Cobley
Parody
by Simon Dentith
Pastoral
by Terry Gifford
 Realism
by Pam Morris
 Romance
by Barbara Fuchs
 Ideology
by David Hawkes
 Interdisciplinarity
by Joe Moran

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