Magical Realism

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Kaye 1 Michael Kaye Professor David Kelman ENG 463: Contemporary Novels in English 2 October 2009 Mystic Pasta: Magical Realism in Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children Growing up on the Italian shore of the Adriatic sounds like a dream to the middle-class American, but one has to remember: Italy has a middle-class of its own . There are people who wake up, go to work, and then come home to small houses . No opera going, no cavorting with women at masquerade balls, and certainly no wine stomping . Just a monotonous chain of days streaking across the calendar filled with dentist appointments and people’s birthdays they don’t care about, all eventually leading to the sweet release of death, or la morte . However, Fredrico Fellini, Italian filmmaker and a child of the middle-class, finds a sliver of hope with the comment on existence, “Life is pasta and magic .” In other words: life combines the everyday happenings of life (pasta) and the moments that seem supernatural (magic) . With this utterance, Fellini describes one of the pillars that establish one of the most popular movements in 20 th century film and literature, magical realism . This style of writing
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This note was uploaded on 01/06/2010 for the course ENGL 463 taught by Professor Kelman during the Spring '09 term at CSU Fullerton.

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