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Ordinary Enchantments: Magical Realism and the Remystification of Narrative

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For over twenty years, Wendy Faris has meditated deeply on the paradox of magical realism. And now the rabbit is out of the hat. Ordinary Enchantments brings critical clarity to a fictional world whose organizing principle is radical incongruity. It discovers a textual poetics for the grounded imagination. And it shows us why fiction that astonishes is inherently political fiction--a way of envisioning social equity within an overwhelmingly unequal world.
--Stephen Slemon

About the Author

Wendy B. Faris is professor of English and comparative literature at the University of Texas at Arlington. She is the author of Carlos Fuentes and Labyrinths of Language: Symbolic Landscape and Narrative Design in Modern Fiction , as well as co-editor of Magical Realism: Theory, History, Community .
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  • Paperback: 280 pages
  • Publisher: Vanderbilt University Press (February 27, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0826514421
  • ISBN-13: 978-0826514424
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 6.2 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #777,174 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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