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Magical Realism and Deleuze : The Indiscernibility of Difference in Postcolonial Literature - Eva Aldea

Magical Realism and Deleuze

The Indiscernibility of Difference in Postcolonial Literature

By: Eva Aldea

Hardcover Published: 1st April 2011
ISBN: 9781441109989
Number Of Pages: 208

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Since the success of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's 1967 novel One Hundred Years of Solitude, and the following Latin American literary 'boom' of the late sixties and seventies, magical realism has had a steady following, an international influence and become established as a literary genre. Yet its definition has remained vague.

Through the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze, this study rethinks magical realism, making an argument for using Deleuzian readings of literature in general while dealing with the implications of a new approach for prevalent postcolonial studies in particular.

With One Hundred Years of Solitude used as a model, Eva Aldea takes a Deleuzian approach to major anglophone works by Rushdie, Okri, Morrison, and Ghosh. She shows how the power of magical realism lies not, as is commonly held, in its subversion of the real and the magical, but in allowing the two to remain radically different and yet indiscernible at the same time, challenging existing readings of the genre.

Prefacep. ix
List of Abbreviationsp. x
Introduction: Magical Realismp. 1
Gilles Deleuze and Magical Realismap. 19
Models of Magical Realismp. 41
Magical Realism and the Signs of Artp. 73
Deleuze and the Postcolonial Politics of Magical Realismp. 103
Conclusionp. 146
Notesp. 150
Bibliographyp. 163
Indexp. 181
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ISBN: 9781441109989
ISBN-10: 1441109986
Series: Continuum Literary Studies
Audience: BAC
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 1st April 2011
Publisher: Continuum Publishing Corporation
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1