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Exploring Modern Magical Realism

N O N F I C T I O N   F E A T U R E S
The Art and Craft of Magical Realism
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INTRODUCTION
f r o m   t h e   e d i t o r

c o l u m n s

MR 101 Summer 2005
MAGICAL REALISM 101: ASK THE PROFESSOR
Featured Educator: Katherine Vaz
t a m a r a   k a y e   s e l l m a n   ~   m a r g i n

Latino Forum June 2006
LATINO FORUM:
Magical Realism's Latina Voices
t a m a r a   k a y e   s e l l m a n   ~   m a r g i n

Magical Realist Film February 2006
MAGICAL REALIST FILM
"Isn't It Romantic?"
t a m a r a   k a y e   s e l l m a n   ~   s. l.    d e e f h o l t s   ~   m a r g i n
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Retrospective June 2006
RETROSPECTIVE QUARTET
MASSIMO BONTEMPELLI:
    Roots of Magical Realism…in Italy?
HARUKI MURAKAMI:
    It's All About the Journey
SALMAN RUSHDIE:
    Midnight's Children, All Grown Up
ARTURO USLAR-PIETRI:
    Time to Give Credit Where Credit's Due?
t a m a r a   k a y e   s e l l m a n   ~   m a r g i n

Deus Ex Machina June 2006
DEUS EX MACHINA
Translators:
Magical Realism's necessary decryption experts
t a m a r a   k a y e   s e l l m a n   ~   m a r g i n
see also: Heroines in blue stockings: Magical realism's debt to America's female scholars (March 2006)
The Schizophrenic Reviews of Melancholy Whores (Autumn 2005)
Don Quixote: A Global Celebration (Summer 2005)
Reading Lists: A Matter of Opinions (Autumn 2004)
Publisher Spotlight ~ Peepal Tree Press (Summer 2004)
Between Rocks and Hard Places ~ Magical realism's uncomfortable straddling of literary and genre (Winter 2004)

Practical Magic Summer 2005
PRACTICAL MAGIC
The Meaning of Madness in Magical Realism
t a m a r a   k a y e   s e l l m a n   ~   m a r g i n
see also: Magical Realism's Incredibles (Winter 2005)
Voices of the Dead (Autumn 2004)
Understanding the Other (Summer 2004)
Want to write magical realism? Check your motives first (Winter 2004)

Travels With Bruce March 2006
TRAVELS WITH BRUCE
Taking the show on the road
t a m a r a    k a y e   s e l l m a n   &   b r u c e   t a y l o r   ~   m a r g i n

For Writers Only Autumn 2005
FOR WRITERS ONLY
Market Spotlight
t a m a r a   k a y e   s e l l m a n   ~   m a r g i n
see also: Market Spotlight: Special Iberian Peninsula Edition (Summer 2005)
Market Spotlight (Winter 2005)
Market Spotlight (Autumn 2004)
Special Caribbean Market Spotlight (Summer 2004)
Market Spotlight (Winter 2004)

i n t e r v i e w s
An Interview With Tess Uriza Holthe June 2006
WHEN THE ELEPHANTS DANCE
m i c h e l l e   c a s w e l l   ~   A s i a S o u r c e

An Interview With Daniel Olivas Autumn 2005
LETTING THE OLD AZTEC GODS HAVE THEIR WAY
t a m a r a   s e l l m a n   ~   m a r g i n

An Interview With Edith Grossman [Guernica] Summer 2005
ON TRANSLATING THE PRINCE OF WITS:
an interview with Edith Grossman [for Guernica]
j o e l   w h i t n e y   ~   g u e r n i c a

An Interview With Hermine Meinhard Autumn 2004 -- 10 pages
GLIMPSING ALL THAT LIES BENEATH:
Hermine Meinhard, organic practitioner of duende
t a m a r a   k a y e   s e l l m a n   ~   m a r g i n

An Interview With M. Eliza Hamilton Abegunde Summer 2004 -- 16 pages
SAILING HOME
M. Eliza Hamilton Abégúndé navigates cultural memory in THE ARIAN'S LAST LIFE

t a m a r a   k a y e   s e l l m a n   ~   m a r g i n

An Interview With Paulo da Costa Autumn 2003 -- 15 pages
THE MAGIC IS SIMPLY A DOOR
A conversation with Paulo da Costa

t a m a r a   k a y e   s e l l m a n   ~   m a r g i n

An Interview With Isabel Allende - English Version Nov/Dec 2001 -- 4 pages
THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FANTASY AND IMAGINATION:
An interview with Isabel Allende
    |||| LA CONVERSACIÓN EN ESPAÑOL ||||
c a r o l   z a p a t a - w h e l a n   ~    c l o v i s ,   c a l i f o r n i a

a r t i c l e s
Mayai-Waziri Wa Maradhi: Magic Realism in Euphrase Kezilahabi's long time unpublished story June 2006
MAYAI-WAZIRI WA MARADHI:
Magic Realism in Euphrase Kezilahabi's long time unpublished story

e l e n a   b e r t o n c i n i - z ú b k o v á   ~   n a p l e s,   i t a l y

Reconsidering the Origins of Tibetan Magical Realism June 2006
RECONSIDERING THE ORIGINS OF TIBETAN MAGICAL REALISM:
Lo real maravilloso and Magical Realism in Tashi Dawa

p a t r i c i a   s c h i a f f i n i   ~   p o m o n a,   c a l i f o r n i a

American Top Forty March 2006
AMERICAN TOP FORTY:
Magical Realism's Leading Ladies (an incomplete list)

t a m a r a   k a y e   s e l l m a n   f o r   m a r g i n

Their Eyes Were Watching God:
Magical Realism as Natural Pathway to Womanhood March 2006
THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD:
Magical Realism as Natural Pathway to Womanhood

d e v o n a   m a l l o r y   ~   n o r m a l ,   i l l i n o i s

Toni Morrison's Song of Solomon: Depictions of Conscious Experience
as Magical Realist Technique March 2006
TONI MORRISON'S SONG OF SOLOMON:
Depictions of Conscious Experience as Magical Realist Technique

d a v i d   p e n d o r y   ~   t a i p e i ,   t a i w a n

Jewish Magical Realism December 2005 special edition, SEASON OF SPIRIT
JEWISH MAGICAL REALISM: WRITING TO TELL THE TALE

t a m a r a   k a y e   s e l l m a n   f o r   m a r g i n

Fracturing the Zionist Narrative December 2005 special edition, SEASON OF SPIRIT
FRACTURING THE ZIONIST NARRATIVE

d r.   a l a n   m i n t z   f o r   j u d a i s m

Paola Corso feature article Autumn 2005
PAOLA CORSO: MAGICAL REALISM AS MEMORY, VOICE AND VISION
t a m a r a   k a y e   s e l l m a n   f o r   m a r g i n

The hidalgo at his fireside: A tour of Alcalá de Henares, home of Cervantes Summer 2005
THE HIDALGO AT HIS FIRESIDE: A tour of Alcalá de Henares, home of Cervantes
a d e l a i d a   l u c e n a   d e   l o w e r   ~   s o u t h   k o r e a

Federico Garcia Lorca's original treatise on Duende Summer 2005
LORCA: The Duende Theory and Divertissement
f e d e r i c o   g a r c i a   l o r c a   ~   a   p u b l i c   d o m a i n   t r e a s u r e

Whatever Happened to Avon Bard? Winter 2005
WHATEVER HAPPENED TO AVON BARD?
b r u c e   t a y l o r   ~   m a r g i n

Fabulously Real? Winter 2005
FABULOUSLY REAL
w i l l i a m   p i e r c e   ~   a g n i

Nalo Hopkinson: Summer 2004 -- 3 pages
NALO HOPKINSON: "ALL FICTION IS FANTASY"
t a m a r a   k a y e   s e l l m a n     ~   m a r g i n

Literary Paradise Summer 2004 -- 4 pages
LITERARY PARADISE
r a n d y   j o n e s   ~   m o n t p e l i e r

A Study in Salt Summer 2004 -- 5 pages
A STUDY IN SALT
t a m a r a   k a y e   s e l l m a n     ~   m a r g i n

Last Rites for Magical Realism Winter 2004 -- 3 pages
LAST RITES FOR MAGICAL REALISM
r o b e r t   m c c r u m   ~     t h e   o b s e r v e r ,   u k

Like Trying to Lasso a Cloud: One Attempt to Typify the Magical 

realist story Autumn 2003 -- 6 pages
LIKE TRYING TO LASSO A CLOUD:
One Attempt to Typify the Magical Realist Story

t a m a r a   k a y e   s e l l m a n   ~   m a r g i n

Rob Johnson and the Haunted Valley of Fantasmas June 2002 -- 29 pages in 4 sections
ROB JOHNSON AND THE HAUNTED VALLEY OF FANTASMAS
t a m a r a   k a y e   s e l l m a n   ~   m a r g i n

Hazarding Chance: An Interpretive Reading of Angela Carter's 

WISE CHILDREN May 2002 -- a multilayered presentation
HAZARDING CHANCE: An Interpretive Reading of Angela Carter's WISE CHILDREN
s. l.    d e e f h o l t s   ~   m a r g i n

An Introduction To The Realities of Fiction Jan 2001 -- 7 pages -- originally appearing in Kansas Quarterly, 1984
AN INTRODUCTION TO THE REALITIES OF FICTION:
Teaching Magic Realism in Three Stories by Borges,
Fuentes and García Márquez

j o e   b e n e v e n t o   ~   k i r k s v i l l e ,   m i s s o u r i

s p o t l i g h t
Spotlight: 12 MAGICAL REALISTS YOU NEVER HEARD OF June 2006
SPOTLIGHT: 12 Magical Realists You Never Heard Of

Spotlight: SONGS OF CONNECTIVITY February 2006
SPOTLIGHT: SONGS OF CONNECTIVITY: Native America's Magical Realist Women

Spotlight: ISN'T IT ROMANTIC? February 2006
SPOTLIGHT: Magical Realism's Greatest Love Stories (well, fifteen of them…)

Spotlight: Don Quixote Summer 2005
SPOTLIGHT: QUIXOTE'S COMPANIONS (books to supplement the Cervantes library)

FIVE FABULIST YEARS Winter 2005
FIVE FABULIST YEARS: Margin pays tribute to its contributors

SPOTLIGHT: THE TWILIGHT ZONE Autumn 2004
MRTV: THE TWILIGHT ZONE and her offspring

SPOTLIGHT: MARYSE CONDE Summer 2004
Maryse Condé's I, TITUBA: BLACK WITCH OF SALEM

Margin Sidebar:
SUBJECT ~2~ INTERPRETATION
Question: What is supernatural literature?
Conundrum: But is it magical realism?

SPOTLIGHT: JULIAN BARNES Winter 2004
Julian Barnes' FLAUBERT'S PARROT

SPOTLIGHT: TIM O'BRIEN August 2003
Tim O'Brien's GOING AFTER CACCIATO

c o m m e n t a r y
Criticism: Mormon magic realism? June 2006
CRITICISM: Mormon magic realism?

w i l l i a m   m o r r i s   ~    a   m o t l e y   v i s i o n

Magical Realism and Film: Degrading the Image June 2006
MAGICAL REALISM AND FILM: Degrading the image

g a r r e t t   r o w l a n   ~     l o s   a n g e l e s,   c a l i f o r n i a

Enter At Your Own Risk: This is the house that Pauline built May 2006
ENTER AT YOUR OWN RISK: This is the house that Pauline built

p a u l i n e   h o l d s t o c k   ~    c a n a d a

Poetry Is a Way of Reaching Out to What Is Reaching for You Autumn 2005
POETRY IS A WAY OF REACHING OUT TO WHAT IS REACHING FOR YOU
m i c h e l l e   c l i f f   f o r    c e n t r u m

The Girl in the Tree: On Re-Reading Green Mansions Autumn 2005
THE GIRL IN THE TREE: ON RE-READING GREEN MANSIONS
k a t h l e e n   a l c a l á   f o r    m a r g i n

Point/Counterpoint: Cowan v. Evans Autumn 2004
POINT/COUNTERPOINT:
~ Adrianne Harun and Gina Ochsner on "Consensual Reality"

Saramago's Others Summer 2005
SARAMAGO'S OTHERS
g a r r e t t   r o w l a n   ~     l o s   a n g e l e s,   c a l i f o r n i a

What is <I>your</I> definition of literary magical realism? August 2004 -- 4 pages
SUBJECT ~2~ INTERPRETATION
WHAT IS YOUR DEFINITION OF LITERARY MAGICAL REALISM?

t a m a r a   k a y e   s e l l m a n   ~     m a r g i n

Point/Counterpoint: Cowan v. Evans Autumn 2004
POINT/COUNTERPOINT:
~ A NECESSARY CONFUSION: MAGICAL REALISM ~
by Bainard Cowan for Janus Head
~ MAGICAL REALISM AND ITS MEANINGS: A NOT SO NECESSARY CONFUSION ~
by G. S. Evans for Cafe Irreal

Caribbean Magical Realism: A Distilled Magic? Summer 2004 -- 7 pages
CARIBBEAN MAGICAL REALISM: A DISTILLED MAGIC?
g a r r e t t   r o w l a n   ~     l o s   a n g e l e s,   c a l i f o r n i a

Christopher Priest's Favourite Slipstream Books Winter 2004 -- 4 pages
CHRISTOPHER PRIEST'S FAVOURITE SLIPSTREAM BOOKS
c h r i s t o p h e r   p r i e s t   ~     t h e   g u a r d i a n,   u k

Margin Sidebar:
SUBJECT ~2~ INTERPRETATION
Question: What is Slipstream?
Conundrum: But is it magical realism?

A BRIEF HISTORY OF MAGIC REALISM June 2002 -- 4 pages -- originally appearing in Prescience and the SFWA Bulletin
A BRIEF HISTORY OF MAGIC REALISM
b r u c e   t a y l o r   a. k. a.   m r.   m a g i c   r e a l i s m
s e a t t l e ,   w a s h i n g t o n

ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF SOLITUDE: In recognition of the 

35th anniversary May 2002 -- 7 pages -- originally appearing in Quilldrivers, 2002
ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF SOLITUDE
In recognition of the 35th anniversary

j e f f   k .   h i l l   ~   o g l e s b y ,    i l l i n o i s

Magical Realism at World's End Feb 2002 -- 29 pages with footnotes -- originally appearing in Literary Imagination, Winter 2001
MAGICAL REALISM AT WORLD'S END
m i c h a e l   v a l d e z   m o s e s   ~   d u r h a m ,   n o r t h    c a r o l i n a

Cortazar's Reality: Another Kind of Magic Sept 2001 -- 4 pages
CORTÁZAR'S REALITY: Another Kind of Magic
g a r r e t t   r o w l a n   ~   l o s   a n g e l e s ,   c a l i f o r n i a
INTERACTIVE FEATURE!

What Do American Readers Know About Magical Realism? Jan 2001 -- 5 pages
WHAT DO AMERICAN READERS KNOW ABOUT
MAGICAL REALISM? A Book Group Infiltration

t a m a r a   k a y e   s e l l m a n   ~   m a r g i n

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