Challenging realities: magic realism in contemporary American women’s fiction

Noriega Sanchez, Maria Ruth (2002). Challenging realities: magic realism in contemporary American women’s fiction. Biblioteca Javier Coy d'estudis nord-americans. València, Spain: Universitat de València.

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This book aims to illustrate the importance of magic realism in American women's fiction in the late twentieth century. It draws relevant comparative analyses that show various formal and thematic interactions between separate literary traditions. It discusses work by African American writers Toni Morrison and Gloria Naylor, Native American authors Louise Erdrich and Leslie Marmon Silko, the Chicana writer Ana Castillo and the Mexican Laura Esquivel.

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