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By Stephen M. Hart, Wen-chin Ouyang

This new spouse to Magical Realism offers an evaluate of the world-wide effect of a circulate which used to be incubated in Germany, flourished in Latin the US after which unfold to the remainder of the realm. It offers a collection of updated checks of the paintings of writers characteristically linked to magical realism resembling Gabriel García Márquez (in specific his lately released memoirs), Alejo Carpentier, Miguel ngel Asturias, Juan Rulfo, Isabel Allende, Laura Esquivel and Salman Rushdie, in addition to bringing into the fold new authors reminiscent of W.B. Yeats, Seamus Heaney, José Saramago, Dorit Rabinyan, Ovid, María Luisa Bombal, Ibrahim al-Kawni, Mayra Montero, Nakagami Kenji, José Eustasio Rivera and Elias Khoury, mentioned for the 1st time within the context of magical realism. Written in a jargon-free type, and with all quotations translated into English, this ebook deals a clean new interdisciplinary slant on magical realism as a global literary phenomenon rising from the trauma of colonial dispossession. The better half additionally has a consultant to additional interpreting.

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Qxd 36 9/21/05 6:16 PM Page 36 LOIS PARKINSON ZAMORA These objects are ‘secondary’ in the same sense that all visual and verbal representations of material objects are secondary, but the narrator tells us that hrönir, themselves replicas, may also replicate themselves endlessly, each copy thus progressively removed from its ‘real’ object. Hrönir are secondary, and thus by definition figurative, not material: we are told by the narrator that ‘All nouns (man, coin, Thursday, Wednesday, rain) have only a metaphorical value’ (p.

E. Hulme, Speculations: Essays on Humanism and the Philosophy of Art, ed. Herbert Read (New York: Harcourt and Brace & Co, 1936), p. 126. 16 Borges, ‘La metáfora’, in Obras completas, p. 382, my translation. Borges is describing the kennings of the Icelandic poet Snorri Sturluson, as we will see shortly. 17 See Borges’ texts in Hugo J. Verani, Las vanguardias literarias en hispanoamérica (manifiestos, proclamas y otros escritos) (Rome: Bulzoni Editore, 1986), pp. 265–99. qxd 9/21/05 6:16 PM Page 35 SWORDS AND SILVER RINGS 35 approach Borges’ poetic objects by means of Roh’s discussion of magical-realist painting.

Suzanne Jill Levine, in Selected Non-Fictions, ed. Eliot Weinberger (New York: Viking, 1999), p. 352. qxd 36 9/21/05 6:16 PM Page 36 LOIS PARKINSON ZAMORA These objects are ‘secondary’ in the same sense that all visual and verbal representations of material objects are secondary, but the narrator tells us that hrönir, themselves replicas, may also replicate themselves endlessly, each copy thus progressively removed from its ‘real’ object. Hrönir are secondary, and thus by definition figurative, not material: we are told by the narrator that ‘All nouns (man, coin, Thursday, Wednesday, rain) have only a metaphorical value’ (p.

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