Structural Configuration of Magic Realism in the Works of Gabriel García Márquez, Leslie Marmon Silko, Charles Johnson, and Julie Dash
This article raises the question of how contemporary multicultural authors and film directors build upon the magic-realist convention, with its specific narra-tive-discourse configurations (the way the story is told) to allow their audience access to foreign, often bizarre worlds. The first section of the analysis deals with understanding the precise structural configurations that make a text work as magic realism and explores variations that complicate the schemata. The second section relies on the first section's discussion of magic-realist codes to look closely at Julie Dash's film
Daughters of the Dust
, a text type that utilizes its visual and auditory tracks to work as magic realism.
(Magic Realism; Visual and Literary Theory; Multicultural Images)
Arau, A. (Director)
) Como agua para chocolate [Film; Like water for chocolate]
. Burbank, CA: Buena Vista Pictures.
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Ed., C. Emerson
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) Coming to terms: The rhetoric of narrative in fiction and film
. Ithaca: Cornell University Press.
Coppola, F. F. (Director)
) Bram Stoker's Dracula. [Film]
. Burbank, CA: Columbia/ Tristar Home Video.
Dash, J. (Director)
) Daughters of the dust. [Film]
. New York: Kino International Corporation.
Disney, W. (Director)
) Fantasia. [Film]
. Burbank, CA: Walt Disney Home Video.
) Magic realism in Spanish American fiction
, 38(2), 109.
Guerra, R. (Director)
) Eréndira. [Film]
. Mexico City: Cine Que Non.
Hermosillo, J. H. (Director)
) Maria de mi corazόn. [Film; Mary of my heart]
. Mexico: Azteca Films Universidad Veracruzana.
) Faith and the good thing
. New York: Athenaeum.
) The metamorphosis
. In W. Muir
& E. Muir
(Eds.) Franz Kafka: The metamorphosis, the penal colony, and other stories
. New York: Schocken. (Original work published 1912)
) El realismo magico en la literatura hispanomericana [Magic realism in Hispanic American literature]
. Cuadernos Americanos
, 1531, 234.
Márquez, G. G.
) A very old man with enormous wings
. In B. Litzenger
& J. C. Oates
(Eds.) Story: Fictions past and present
. Lexington, MA: Health.
) Magic realism rediscovered: 1918-1981
. Philadelphia: Art Alliance Press.
Mills, M. C., & Grönlund, E.
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. Literature and Film Quarterly
, 171, 113–122.
) Nach expressionismus, magischer realismus: Probleme der neuesten europäischen malerei [After expressionism, magic realism: Problems of the newest European painting]
Trans.). Madrid: Revista de Occidente. (Original work published 1925)
) Postmodern realism
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(Ed.) The Columbia history of the American novel
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Silko, L. M.
. New York: Viking.
) Magical strategies: The supplement of realism
. Twentieth Century Literature
, 341, 140–155.
Cited by 2 other publications
. Magic realist architecture: three buildings by Robert Morris-Nunn
. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Art
pp. 94 ff.
. IDENTIFICATION AND DOING WITHOUT IT, I: A SITUATIONAL CLASSIFICATION OF MISAPPLIED PERSONAL IDENTITY, WITH A FORMALISM FOR A CASE OF MULTIPLE USURPED IDENTITY IN MARIVAUX
. Cybernetics and Systems
pp. 317 ff.
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