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Colonial Trauma in Márquez and Rushdie’s Magical Realism

Miller, Rachel (2015) Colonial Trauma in Márquez and Rushdie’s Magical Realism. Fields: journal of Huddersfield student research, 1 (1). e13. ISSN 2057-0163

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Gabriel García Márquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude and Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children are hallmarks of the genre of magical realism. A typically problematic genre in terms of classification, this article looks at magical realism from a Freudian perspective, with particular reference to Freud’s notion of The Uncanny. Freud’s notion of uncanniness deals in displacement; it is uncomfortable, haunting and cyclical. The dominant presence of such uncanny effects in magical realist literature, I argue, reveals the haunting presence of colonial trauma within the current postcolonial psyche.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Depositing User: Cherry Edmunds
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2015 10:26
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2018 12:31


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