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Myth, orality, and the African novel

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This chapter argues that the proliferation of magical realist fiction in East Asia since the 1980s is a testament to both the narrative mode’s adaptability in cultures beyond the West and different authors’ ability to refashion magical realist elements into distinctive styles of writing that draw on local literary traditions and influences. Magical realism in East Asia reflects a shared approach to addressing contemporary issues that result from modernity, rapid economic development and incre...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1017/9781108551601.012

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
English Faculty
Oxford college:
Wolfson College
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press Publisher's website
Pages:
148-163
Host title:
Magical Realism and Literature
Chapter number:
9
Publication date:
2020-10-22
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9781108551601
Language:
English
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Chapter
Pubs id:
1025720
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pubs:1025720
Deposit date:
2020-10-17

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