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Magical realism and cosmopolitanism : strategizing belonging, Kim Anderson Sasser

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Magical realism and cosmopolitanism : strategizing belonging
Title
Magical realism and cosmopolitanism
Title remainder
strategizing belonging
Statement of responsibility
Kim Anderson Sasser
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"For years, critics have been asking if (and proclaiming that) magical realism is dead. Has this narrative mode, arguably the most important literary movement of the twentieth century, seen its day and become, now, an exhausted and dated form? Magical Realism and Cosmopolitanism emphatically contends that magical realism still has much to offer contemporary readers, critics, and authors. However, it has been unnecessarily limited by hermeneutical approaches that have restricted the form to particular, if significant, historical moments and concerns. Instead, this book argues, magical realism might be re-viewed for its potential to enact a range of potential functionalities. The particular function on which Magical Realism and Cosmopolitanism focuses is magical realism's capacity to construct sociological representations of belonging, a usage she traces closely in the late twentieth and early twenty-first century novels of Ben Okri, Salman Rushdie, Cristina Garcia, and Helen Oyeyemi. In demonstrating magical realism's capacity to strategize belonging, this book works not only to open up understandings of the mode to new possibilities, but also asks readers to consider ways these narratives are employing magical realism to engage contemporary, relevant concerns. Specifically, Sasser maps the preoccupation with belonging onto contemporary cosmopolitanism, that revived interdisciplinary discourse within which belonging is also a central concern, among other questions related to world citizenship. Magical realism, by enfleshing this pressing, renewed concern with belonging within narrative skin, thus demonstrates its continued purchase as a storytelling mode, one for whom the death knell need not yet be rung. "--
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DLC
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1977-
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Sasser, Kim
Dewey number
809.3/911
Index
index present
LC call number
PN56.M24
LC item number
S27 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Magic realism (Literature)
  • Fiction
  • Fiction
  • Cosmopolitanism in literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / General
Label
Magical realism and cosmopolitanism : strategizing belonging, Kim Anderson Sasser
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: -- Acknowledgements1.Magical Realism's Constructive Capacity2.'How Are We to Live in the World?': Cosmopolitan Cartographies 3.Vernacular (Hu)manism in Ben Okri's The Famished Road4.Universal Cosmopolitanism in Salman Rushdie's The Enchantress of Florence 5.The Family Nexus in Cristina Garci;a's Dreaming in Cuban6.Uncanny Subjectivity in Helen Oyeymi's The Icarus Girl7.Making a Spectacle of Itself: Magical Realism as Cosmopolitan Form in the Era of Late GlobalizationBibliographyIndex
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vii, 260 pages
Isbn
9781137301895
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014024801
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund.
System control number
(OCoLC)881511404
Label
Magical realism and cosmopolitanism : strategizing belonging, Kim Anderson Sasser
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: -- Acknowledgements1.Magical Realism's Constructive Capacity2.'How Are We to Live in the World?': Cosmopolitan Cartographies 3.Vernacular (Hu)manism in Ben Okri's The Famished Road4.Universal Cosmopolitanism in Salman Rushdie's The Enchantress of Florence 5.The Family Nexus in Cristina Garci;a's Dreaming in Cuban6.Uncanny Subjectivity in Helen Oyeymi's The Icarus Girl7.Making a Spectacle of Itself: Magical Realism as Cosmopolitan Form in the Era of Late GlobalizationBibliographyIndex
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vii, 260 pages
Isbn
9781137301895
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014024801
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund.
System control number
(OCoLC)881511404

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