The Palgrave Handbook of Magical Realism in the Twenty-First Century (Paperback)

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The Palgrave Handbook of Magical Realism in the Twenty-First Century (Paperback)

By Richard Perez (Editor), Victoria A. Chevalier (Editor)

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The Palgrave Handbook of Magical Realism in the Twenty-First Century examines magical realism in literatures from around the globe. Featuring twenty-seven essays written by leading scholars, this anthology argues that literary expressions of magical realism proliferate globally in the twenty-first century due to travel and migrations, the shrinking of time and space, and the growing encroachment of human life on nature. In this global context, magical realism addresses twenty-first-century politics, aesthetics, identity, and social/national formations where contact between and within cultures has exponentially increased, altering how communities and nations imagine themselves. This text assembles a group of critics throughout the world--the Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Australia--who employ multiple theoretical approaches to examine the different ways magical realism in literature has transitioned to a global practice; thus, signaling a new stage in the history and development of the genre.


Richard Perez is Associate Professor of English at John Jay College at the City University of New York, USA. He is the co-editor of two critical anthologies published by Palgrave Macmillan: Contemporary U.S. Latino/a Criticism (2007) and Moments of Magical Realism in U.S. Ethnic Literatures (2012). Victoria A. Chevalier is Associate Professor of English at Medgar Evers College at The City University of New York, USA. She has published articles in Contemporary U.S. Latino/a Literary Criticism, John Oliver Killens Review, and Review: Literature and Arts of the Americas.
Product Details ISBN: 9783030398378
ISBN-10: 3030398374
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
Publication Date: May 1st, 2021
Pages: 650
Language: English