• ITALO CALVINO AND MAGICAL REALISM


    Designation : Ph.D Research Scholar, Department of English, Sri G.V.G Visalakshi College for Women, Udumalpet.


    Journal Name : Reserach maGma


    Publication Date : 11/10/2017




    Abstract :
    The term Magical Realism has become highly fashionable and disputable since 1980. The term is a combination of oxymorons. What the narrative mode offers is a way to discuss alternative approaches to reality. At first it was used to refer to the German Painterly Movement that tried to capture the mystery of life behind the surface reality. Later it was introduced in Latin America during the 1940s as an expression of the mixture of realist and magical views of life in the context of the differing cultures of Latin America expressed through its art and literature. In the 1950s it was used in relation to Latin American fiction, but has since been adopted as the main term used to refer to all narrative fiction that includes magical happenings in a realist matter-of-fact narrative. Magical Realism is understood, in Salman Rushdie’s words, as the ‘commingling of the improbable and the mundane’.


    Keywords :
    Neorealism, Magical Realism, Narrative Technique, Literary Genre


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