Magical Realism and the Postcolonial Novel

Between Faith and Irreverence

  • Authors
  • Christopher Warnes

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Christopher Warnes
    Pages 1-17
  3. Christopher Warnes
    Pages 18-40
  4. Christopher Warnes
    Pages 150-154
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 155-189

About this book


This book rethinks the origins and nature of magical realism and provides detailed readings of key novels by Asturias, Carpentier, García Márquez, Rushdie, and Okri. Identifying two different strands of the mode, one characterized by faith, the other by irreverence, Warnes makes available a new vocabulary for the discussion of magical realism.


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