"This critical collection combines astute and graceful interpretations of well-known literary texts from the Americas while at the same time displaying a rich global understanding of the broad reach of magical realism. Fashioning subtle rethinkings of the magical realist movement, it will shape discussion of postmodern and postcolonial literary histories."—José David Saldívar, University of California, Berkeley
"Zamora and Faris persuasively support their claim that magical realism is not only—or even mainly—a Latin American phenomenon, as is usually thought, but a truly international development of the last half century or so and, a major, perhaps the major, component of postmodernist fiction."—Matei Calinescu, Indiana University
About the Author
Lois Parkinson Zamora is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Houston.
Wendy B. Faris is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Texas, Arlington.