Salman Rushdie | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Theo L. D'Haen

This literature criticism consists of approximately 24 pages of analysis & critique of Salman Rushdie.
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Critical Essay by Theo L. D'Haen

SOURCE: D'Haen, Theo L. “Magical Realism and Postmodernism: Decentering Privileged Centers.” In Magical Realism: Theory, History, Community, edited by Lois Parkinson Zamora and Wendy B. Faris, pp. 191-208. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 1995.

In the following essay, D'Haen defines the origins of magical realism and postmodernism in literature, examining the use of the former in the works of Salman Rushdie and Angela Carter. D'Haen proposes that elements of magical realism and fantasy are often used by writers who are writing from a non-centric point of view.

Because the term “magic” or “magical realism” has persisted for over half a century but is not yet entirely current, it is useful to trace its origins and use briefly before situating the...

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