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- DescriptionMagical realism has become almost synymous with Latin American fiction, but this way of representing the layered and often contradictory reality of the topsy-turvy, late-capitalist, globalizing world finds equally vivid expression in U.S. multiethnic and British postcolonial literature and film. Writers and filmmakers such as Oscar Zeta Acosta, Ana Castillo, Julie Dash, Hanif Kureishi, and Salman Rushdie have made brilliant use of magical realism to articulate the trauma of dislocation and the legacies of colonialism that people of color experience in the postcolonial, multiethnic world. This book seeks to redeem and refine the theory of magical realism in U.S. multiethnic and British postcolonial literature and film. Frederick Aldama engages in theoretically sophisticated readings of Ana Castillo's <cite>So Far from God, Oscar Zeta Acosta's <cite>Autobiography of a Brown Buffalo, Salman Rushdie's <cite>Midnight's Children, Shame, The Satanic Verses, and <cite>The Moor's Last Sigh, Julie Dash's <cite>Daughters of the Dust, and Stephen Frears and Hanif Kureishi's <cite>Sammy and Rosie Get Laid. Coining the term magicorealism to characterize these works, Aldama t only creates a postethnic critical methodology for enlarging the contact zone between the genres of vel, film, and autobiography, but also shatters the interpretive lens that traditionally confuses the transcription of the real world, where truth and falsity apply, with narrative modes governed by other criteria.
- Author BiographyFrederick Luis Aldama is Arts and Humanities Distinguished Professor of English and University Distinguished Scholar at the Ohio State University.
- Author(s)Frederick Luis Aldama
- PublisherUniversity of Texas Press
- Date of Publication01/05/2003
- SubjectLiterary Criticism
- Place of PublicationAustin, TX
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Texas Press
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight400 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine12 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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