On Magic Realism in Film

@article{Jameson1986OnMR,
  title={On Magic Realism in Film},
  author={Fredric Jameson},
  journal={Critical Inquiry},
  year={1986},
  volume={12},
  pages={301 - 325}
}
  • Fredric Jameson
  • Published 1986
  • History
  • Critical Inquiry
  • The concept of "magic realism" raises many problems, both theoretical and historical. I first encountered it in the context of American painting in the mid-1950s; at about the same time, Angel Flores published an influential article (in English) in which the term was applied to the work of Borges;' but Alejo Carpentier's conception of the real maravilloso at once seemed to offer a related or alternative conception, while his own work and that of Miguel Angel Asturias seemed to demand an… CONTINUE READING
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