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Frederick Luis Aldama (2003)

Postethnic Narrative Criticism : Magicorealism in Oscar 'Zeta' Acosta, Anna Castillo, Julie Dash, Hanif Kureishi, and Salman Rushdie

University of Texas Press.

Abstract
Frederick Luis Aldama's new book Postethnic Narrative Criticism argues that magical realism has become almost synonymous with Latin American fiction, but this way of representing the layered and often contradictory reality of the topsy-turvy, late-capitalist, globalizing world finds equally vivid expression in US multiethnic and British postcolonial literature and film. Writers and filmmakers such as Oscar "Zeta" Acosta, Ana Castillo, Julie Dash, Hanif Kureishi, and Salman Rushdie have made brilliant use of magical realism to articulate the trauma of dislocation and the legacies of colonialism that people of color experience in the postcolonial, multiethnic world. Aldama's book seeks to redeem and refine the theory of magical realism in US multiethnic and British postcolonial literature and film and also shatter the interpretive lens that traditionally confuses the transcription of the real world, where truth and falsity apply, with narrative fiction.

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