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The Resource Lies that tell the truth : magic realism seen through contemporary fiction from Britain, Anne C. Hegerfeldt

Lies that tell the truth : magic realism seen through contemporary fiction from Britain, Anne C. Hegerfeldt

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Lies that tell the truth : magic realism seen through contemporary fiction from Britain
Title
Lies that tell the truth
Title remainder
magic realism seen through contemporary fiction from Britain
Statement of responsibility
Anne C. Hegerfeldt
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Language
eng
Summary
Magic realism has long been treated as a phenomenon restricted to postcolonial literature. Drawing on works from Britain, Lies that Tell the Truth compellingly shows how magic realist fiction can be produced also at what is usually considered to be the cultural centre without forfeiting the mode's postcolonial attitude and aims. A close analysis of works by Angela Carter, Salman Rushdie, Jeanette Winterson, Robert Nye and others reveals how the techniques of magic realism generate a complex critique of the West's rational-empirical worldview from within a Western context itself. Understanding magic realism as a fictional analogue of anthropology and sociology, Lies that Tell the Truth reads the mode as a frequently humorous but at the same time critical investigation into people's attempts to make sense of their world. By laying bare the manifold strategies employed to make meaning, magic realist fiction indicates that knowledge and reality cannot be reduced to hard facts, but that people's dreams and fears, ideas, stories and beliefs must equally be taken into account
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Hegerfeldt, Anne C
Dewey number
823.9140915
Index
index present
LC call number
PN56.M24
LC item number
H44 2005eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Costerus
Series volume
new ser., v. 155
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Magic realism (Literature)
  • English fiction
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • English fiction
  • Magic realism (Literature)
Label
Lies that tell the truth : magic realism seen through contemporary fiction from Britain, Anne C. Hegerfeldt
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 349-373) and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The critical debate : an overview -- A working definition -- Magic "mongrel" realism : the adaptation of other genres and modes -- Through anOther's eyes : magic realist focalizers -- Mythos meets logos : paradigms of knowledge in magic realist fiction -- Making the real fantastic and the fantastic real : strategies of destabilization -- Making the immaterial matter : techniques of literalization -- Mimicking the mind : magic realism as an inquiry into human thought -- "The only real ism of these back-to-front and jabberwocky days" : mimicking a fantastic reality
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60074765
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1 online resource (383 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781417591060
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • c
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not applicable
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Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)60074765
Label
Lies that tell the truth : magic realism seen through contemporary fiction from Britain, Anne C. Hegerfeldt
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 349-373) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The critical debate : an overview -- A working definition -- Magic "mongrel" realism : the adaptation of other genres and modes -- Through anOther's eyes : magic realist focalizers -- Mythos meets logos : paradigms of knowledge in magic realist fiction -- Making the real fantastic and the fantastic real : strategies of destabilization -- Making the immaterial matter : techniques of literalization -- Mimicking the mind : magic realism as an inquiry into human thought -- "The only real ism of these back-to-front and jabberwocky days" : mimicking a fantastic reality
Control code
60074765
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (383 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781417591060
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)60074765

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