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“The Pleas of the Desperate”: Magical Realism, Latinidad, and (or) Collective Agency in Ana Castillo's So Far From God

Marta Caminero-Santangelo

in On Latinidad: U.S. Latino Literature and the Construction of Ethnicity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813030838
eISBN:
9780813039213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813030838.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter discusses an argument in Ana Castillo's novel, So Far from God, in which she challenges the ubiquitous critical ascription of magical realism to texts by Latinos/Latinas. It also looks ... More


The Arabian Nights and the Contemporary Arabic Novel *

Maher Jarrar

in The Arabian Nights in Historical Context: Between East and West

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199554157
eISBN:
9780191720437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554157.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 18th-century Literature

The Arabian Nights in contemporary Arabic fiction circulates to Asia, Africa, and Latin America only to return again to its Eastern roots. The chapter provides a taxonomy of these ... More


Marvelous Autocrats: Disrupted Realisms in the Dictator Novel of the South Atlantic

Magalí Armillas-Tiseyra

in The Global South Atlantic

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780823277872
eISBN:
9780823280490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823277872.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This essay shows how the idea of the South Atlantic as a space of dictatorships and banana republics was contested on the ground by literary experimentation and transoceanic influence. Armillas- ... More


Thinking Magic, Reinventing the Real: Consciousness and Decolonization in Tropic of Orange

in Across Meridians: History and Figuration in Karen Tei Yamashita's Transnational Novels

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804778015
eISBN:
9780804782043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804778015.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines the issues of consciousness and decolonization in Karen Tei Yamahista's novel Tropic of Orange. It suggests that the novel's transnational agenda can be more fruitfully ... More


Adventures in the Global Amazon

Ursula K. Heise

in Sense of Place and Sense of Planet: The Environmental Imagination of the Global

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195335637
eISBN:
9780199869022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335637.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter, building on Ch. 1, explores how a sense of globally connected places develops from innovative aesthetic techniques in two works that focus on the Amazon rainforest as an icon of ... More


Magical Realism and the Fantastic

Eitan P. Fishbane

in The Art of Mystical Narrative: A Poetics of the Zohar

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780199948635
eISBN:
9780190885489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199948635.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

In this chapter we encounter the zoharic representation of reality as an enchanted realm, one in which miracles erupt in the ordinary stream of human events, where ordinary experience opens into an ... More


Bae Chunhui

Joshua D Pilzer

in Hearts of Pine: Songs in the Lives of Three Korean Survivors of the Japanese "Comfort Women"

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199759569
eISBN:
9780199932306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199759569.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

The author investigates the life and songs of Bae Chunhui, a survivor of the “comfort woman” system living at the House of Sharing. Bae Chunhui gathered a quadralingual repertoire of songs to herself ... More


Taking The Wide Net to the Waters of La Frontera along Eudora Welty’s Natchez Trace

Dolores Flores-Silva

in Teaching the Works of Eudora Welty: Twenty-First-Century Approaches

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496814531
eISBN:
9781496814579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496814531.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter addresses Latin American contexts for reading and teaching Welty's fiction. Beginning with traces of Spanish Natchez and territories of New Spain in Welty, this chapter moves to engage ... More


The other side of the hole: Vacas (1992)

Rob Stone

in Julio Medem

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719072000
eISBN:
9781781701171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719072000.003.0013
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the first narrative filmed by Julio Medem, Vacas. Vacas was to mark a new way of filmmaking in Spain, based upon independent financing, pre-sold distribution rights, ... More


Tricks of the Light

Lloyd Whitesell

in Wonderful Design: Glamour in the Hollywood Musical

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190843816
eISBN:
9780190843854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190843816.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter turns to the other side of the coin—the failure of magical belief. Glamour conjures up a transfigured counter-reality and acts as a bridge to that imagined existence. But the entire ... More


Myth and the Fantastic in the Work of Junot Díaz

Justine McConnell

in Classicisms in the Black Atlantic

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198814122
eISBN:
9780191851780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198814122.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores the ways in which Junot Díaz draws on ancient Greek myth in two of his works, Drown (1996) and The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (2007). Placing Greek myth alongside the ... More


India and Indians in SF by Indians and Others

Uppinder Mehan

in Dis-Orienting Planets: Racial Representations of Asia in Science Fiction

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496811523
eISBN:
9781496811561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496811523.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Uppinder Mehan, in “India and Indians in SF by Indians and Others,” examines the representation of India in recent science fiction in the works of contemporary writers outside India, such as Ian ... More


The Cinema of Piracy, the Sea and Spectral Voyages: Ruiz’s Neo-Baroque Cinema of the 1980s

Michael Goddard

in The Cinema of Raúl Ruiz: Impossible Cartographies

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167314
eISBN:
9780231850506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167314.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter deals with Raúl Ruiz's films from the 1980s,which one of his most expansive periods. During this period, Ruiz returned insistently to producing feature films, developing a distinctive ... More


Cairo: Urban Space, Surveillance and the State

Yasmine Ramadan

in Space in Modern Egyptian Fiction

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474427647
eISBN:
9781474476775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474427647.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter focuses on the representation of the urban space of Cairo. It examines Sonallah Ibrahim’s Tilka-l-raʾiha (TheSmell of it, 1966), Gamal al-Ghitani’s Waqaʾiʿ harat al-Zaʿfarani (The ... More


The Art of Mystical Narrative: A Poetics of the Zohar

Eitan P. Fishbane

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780199948635
eISBN:
9780190885489
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199948635.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book studies the Zohar as a work of literature. While the Zohar has long been recognized as a signal achievement of mystical theology, myth, and exegesis, this monograph presents a poetics of ... More


Prose

Carol Bonomo Albright and Joanna Clapps Herman

in Wild Dreams: The Best of Italian Americana

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823229109
eISBN:
9780823241057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823229109.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This is a 1992 fiction by Salvatore La Puma that sometimes uses magical realism.


Cinema of Emancipation and Zacharias Kunuk’s Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner

Marco Bohr

in Films on Ice: Cinemas of the Arctic

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748694174
eISBN:
9781474408561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694174.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter offers stylistic and thematic analyses of the  cinematography and strategies of visual storytelling of Zacharias Kunuk’s Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner (2001). Bohr provides an alternate ... More


Existentialisms in the Hispanic and Latin American Worlds: El Quixote and Its Existential Children

Eduardo Mendieta

in Situating Existentialism: Key Texts in Context

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231147750
eISBN:
9780231519670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231147750.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter examines existentialisms in the Hispanic and Latin American worlds, with particular emphasis on Miguel de Cervantes’s novel Don Quixote (El ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quixote de la Mancha, or ... More


Broken Lands: Gary Victor, Kettly Mars, and Post-earthquake Fiction

Martin Munro

in Writing on the Fault Line: Haitian Literature and the Earthquake of 2010

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781781381465
eISBN:
9781781382233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381465.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter continues the analysis of early post-earthquake fiction, specifically novels by Gary Victor (Le sang et la mer) and Kettly Mars (Aux frontières de la soif). The chapter argues that, ... More


Rus in Urbe: Faulkner’s Rural Modernizers

Jay Watson

in William Faulkner and the Faces of Modernity

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780198849742
eISBN:
9780191884146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198849742.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Scholars typically characterize Faulkner’s rural figures in passive terms, as objects, witnesses, or outright victims of the modernization process, set adrift on the land by the economic ... More


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