Magical Realism is the essential introduction to this often complex area and guides students through the use and origins of terms in art, literature and film. It differentiates the concept from other terms and genres and gives an overview of the geographical and cultural range of the fiction.
This new edition has been fully revised and expanded throughout to include:
engagement with new critical work published since the first edition
a more global coverage
visual arts and theatre
readings of authors such as Angela Carter, Toni Morrison, Salman Rushdie, Gabriel Garcia Marquez and films such as Pan's Labyrinth
a new chapter on Postcolonialism.
This comprehensive and accessible guide is the ideal starting point for students of literature, film and television studies.