Magical Realism In Eg. Marquez's Strange Pilgrims

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At the articulation of G. G. Marquez’s name the term which immediately crosses the readers’ mind is magical realism. In his much acclaimed “Strange Pilgrims” Marquez perfectly embodies magical realism as a technique of revamping the marvelous into actual existence. Incorporating the elements of macabre and fantastic, the stories of the anthology reverberate with apparently familiar events that take on magical and strange implications as the Latin American characters attempt to come to terms with a foreign environment. Marquez aptly shows his taste for magical realism, the perfect mélange of fantasy and hyperbole exhibited in a framework of reality, which pervades throughout the stories of “Strange Pilgrims”. His narration is so serious and natural that he is able to produce a magical terrain where everything is possible and believable. This is the main reason why the stories of “Strange Pilgrims” attract, convince and seduce the readers. With his capacity to blur the distinction between the real and surreal, he recounts the stories in ways that so enchant the readers that they willingly suspend their disbelief and accept that magical things really do happen. The paper proposes to make a detailed critique on how in “Strange Pilgrims” Marquez, with his captivating narrative style, examines the ordinary events and details of the exiled Latin American characters combining realistic, everyday details with the elements of fantasy, folk legends and stories of magic. Key Words:

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