Newly cut from the magical realism piece

I will put something like this back in later. Ironically enough, the enthusiasm for magical realism was fueled not only by the fact that the “Boom” novels associated with it were so widely circulated, but by the vicissitudes of Hispanism in the United States. After Angel Flores’ 1955 article “Magical Realism in Spanish American Fiction,” … More Newly cut from the magical realism piece

Morel

This post has to do with the magical realism piece, and in it is a link to a very nice piece on Morel–a novel(la) I will read and teach. Axé.

CUT from the magical realism piece

But there will be a longer version. Magical Realism The resolution of contradiction, or the apparent conciliation of dissonant epistemologies, that we know as magical realism has been celebrated, especially in the English-speaking world, as a decolonizing strategy that affirms realities beyond Western knowledge. In the Hispanic world and among Hispanists, on the other hand, … More CUT from the magical realism piece

The Radical Spanish Empire: Petitions and the Creation of the New World

Read all about it, in this interview and this discussion. Points for my papers: Da Silva: postcolonialism and decoloniality reify Europe. This is my problem with her. Magical realism: what the postcolonialists see in it (the representation of views of colonizer and colonized at once, as though there were only two elements) fits Latin America … More The Radical Spanish Empire: Petitions and the Creation of the New World