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Title
Patriarchy and power in magical realism Patriarchy and power in magical realism
Type
Text
Contribution
Asayesh, Maryam Ebadi, author.
Language
English
Classification
DDC: 809/.915 full
LCC: PN56.M24 A83 2017 (Source: dlc)
Identified By
Lccn: 2017491271
Content
text (Source: rdacontent)
Summary
"Although the term magic(al) realism appeared in 1925 in pictorial art in Germany, it became well-known with the boom of magical realist fiction in Latin America in the 1960s. Since the 1980s, it has become one of the popular modes of writing worldwide. Due to its oxymoronic and hybrid nature, it has caught the attention of critics. Some have called it a postcolonial form of writing because of its prominence in postcolonial countries, while others have called it a postmodern mode because of the time of its emergence and the techniques applied in these kinds of novels. This book discusses how magical realism was used in the works of three contemporary female writers, Indigo or, Mapping the Waters (1992) by the British Marina Warner, The House of the Spirits (1982) by the Latin American writer Isabel Allende, and Fatma: a novel of Arabia (2002) by the Saudi Arabian Raja Alem. It shows how, by applying magical realism, these writers empowered women. Using revisionary nostalgia, these works changed the process of history writing by the powerful, showed the presence of women, and gave voice to their unheard stories. Even the techniques applied in these novels presented the clash with patriarchy and power."--From amazon.com.
Table Of Contents
Magical realism : a clash with patriarchy
Magical realism as a clash with power
The techniques of magical realist fictions as clashes with patriarchy and power.
Authorized Access Point
Asayesh, Maryam Ebadi, Patriarchy and power in magical realism