Monthly Archives: April 2011

Conspiracy theory & magic realist fiction – metaphor made literal

A friend whom I haven’t seen for three years (and wouldn’t know how to find if I tried to) – an environmental activist and vehement proponent of conspiracy theories – once left a wacky message on my answering machine: ‘Hi, … Continue reading

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Re-enchantment with Realist Fiction – a response to Jon Bauer’s Rocks in the Belly

Is it just me, or does anyone else think it’s contradictory that we expect fiction on the page, stage or screen – through which we seek to escape the pain and tedium of existing – to simulate life as we … Continue reading

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