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When the Tree Sings: Magic Realism and the Carnivalesque in a Greek-American Narrative

@article{Kalogeras1989WhenTT,
  title={When the Tree Sings: Magic Realism and the Carnivalesque in a Greek-American Narrative},
  author={Yiorgos Kalogeras},
  journal={The International Fiction Review},
  year={1989},
  volume={16}
}
American immigrant and ethnic writers have often chosen to unfold the action of their personal and fictional narratives in their ancestral country. Isaac Bashevis Singer, Saul Bellow, Philip Roth, Vance Bourjaily, Jerre Mangione, Helen Barolini as well as many others, have made such a choice and explored creatively its narrative possibilities. Two patterns of development seem to emerge as far as the plot of these texts is concerned. In the first, there are direct references to American…