What Is a Nation? Magic Realism and National Identity in Midnight’s Children and Clear Light of Day

  title={What Is a Nation? Magic Realism and National Identity in Midnight’s Children and Clear Light of Day},
  author={Joyce Piell Wexler},
  journal={The Journal of Commonwealth Literature},
  pages={137 - 155}
  • J. Wexler
  • Published 1 June 2002
  • Art
  • The Journal of Commonwealth Literature
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