Introduction Rediscovering Magical Realism in the Americas The Booming Voice of Magical Realism in Latin America "Advancing in the Opposite Direction from Reality": Magical Realism, Alchemy, and One Hundred Years of Solitude Who'll Buy These Magic Beans?: The North American Magical Realist Experience "Suspended Between the Nastiness of Life and the Meanness of the Dead": Beloved As the Physical Embodiment of Magical Realism Marginally Magical: Magical Realism Infringing on the Mainstream Conclusion: Magical Spaces in Real Places Works Consulted
Explores magical realism as a common denominator in the literature of the Americas.
SHANNIN SCHROEDER is Assistant Professor in the Department of English and Foreign Languages at Southern Arkansas University. She also serves on the editorial board of The Philological Review.
?Whereas some literary critics suggest that interest in magical realism is declining, others believe that it is thriving and crossing international borders beyond its origins in Latin America. In this concise volume, Schroeder discusses the theories of numerous critics, including Amaryll Chanady and Lois Parkinson Zamora....Especially useful in the study of comparative literature....Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above.?-Choice