A Comparitive Study of Magical Realism in One Hundred Years of Solitude and the Legends of Khasak
Keywords:Realism, Magical Realism, Latin America, Khasak, Macondo
Macondo like Malgudi, a fictional town created by the Latin American novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez in his magnum opus One Hundred Years of Solitude with its cosmic spirituality and surreal characters lies deep-hearted in the minds of literary lovers all over the world. But far away from Colombian hills and miles apart from its vast seas lies Vijayan’s Khasak. A fine work of magical realism which changed the trajectory of Malayalam novel that got lost in translation like many other great works of Malayalam literature. This paper attempts to critically analyze both these novels in their socio-cultural and post-colonial perspectives and how they contribute to the genre of magical realism.
Marquez, Gabrial Garcia. One Hundred Years of Solitude: Harper and Row Press, Colombia.1967
Roh, Franz, and Irene Guenther. Magical realism: Theory, history, community. Duke University Press, 1995.