Here’s where we give you an mp3 of our cast from Wednesday. Notes below the linkage, and hope you enjoy.
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- 0:00:01 – Intro
- 0:02:50 – Definitions of magic realism
- 0:05:35 – Jorge Luis Borges, selected works
- 0:10:50 – T.V. and films – Eerie, Indiana, Twin Peaks, Lars and the Real Girl
- 0:12:50 – Welcome to Night Vale
- 0:17:50 – Gabriel Garcia-Marquez, selected works
- 0:19:05 – Movies – Big Fish, Life of Pi
- 0:24:10 – Terry Gilliam – The Fisher King, Tideland
- 0:27:45 – Quentin Tarantino – Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill: Vol. 1 and Vol. 2
- 0:33:35 – Philip K Dick, selected works
- 0:42:00 – 30 Rock
- 0:45:00 – Tom Robbins, selected works
- 0:47:20 – Orlando (film) but also talk of author Virginia Woolf
- 0:51:25 – Harry Potter — is it magic realism?
- 0:54:35 – Summing up magic realism
- 0:59:07 – Upcoming site stuff and preview for next week’s webcast on fairytale fantasy
- Jorge Luis Borges – Labyrinths featuring some of his famous stories, “Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius,” “The Garden of Forking Paths,” and “The Library of Babel”.
- Gabriel Garcia-Marquez — 100 Years of Solitude
- Amos Tutola — The Palm-Wine Drinkard
- Philip K Dick — Flow My Tears, The Policeman Said, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, Ubik, VALIS, A Scanner Darkly
Metafiction: Books such as House of Leaves play with the normal interactions between reader and writer. Additionally, Laurence Sterne’s Tristram Shandy accidentally pioneered many conventions of this type of fiction.
Surrealism: Speculative surrealist fiction, such as The Master and Margarita, Robert Aickmann’s various short stories, and the works of Italo Calvino, such as If on a winter’s night a traveler, The Castle of Crossed Destinies, and Invisible Cities.