Bruce Holland Rogers (Author of Word Work)Sometimes credited as Hanovi Braddock
Bruce Holland Rogers has a home base in Eugene, Oregon, the tie-dye capital of the world, but until July of 2008 he is living in London, England. His fiction is all over the literary map. Some of it is SF, some is fantasy, some is literary. He has written mysteries, experimental fiction, and work thats hard to label.
For six years, Bruce wrote a column about the spiritual and psychological challenges of full-time fiction writing for Speculations magazine. Many of those columns have been collected in a new book, Word Work: Surviving and Thriving as a Writer (an alternate selection of the Writers Digest Book Club). He is a motivational speaker and trains workers and managers in creativity and practical problem solving.
He has taught creative writing at the University of Colorado and the University of Illinois. Bruce has also taught non-credit courses for the University of Colorado, Carroll College, the University of Wisconsin, and the private Flatiron Fiction Workshop. He makes frequent appearances at writers conferences. He is currently a member of the permanent faculty at the Whidbey Writers Workshop MFA program, a low-residency program that stands alone and is not affiliated with a college or university. It is the first and so far only program of its kind.
Joe Ponepinto: Some Notes on Magical Realism
In the piece, he gives an example of how those working in trade magazines misuse the category name:. Instead, it tells its stories from the perspective of people who live in our world and experience a different reality from the one we call objective. Magical realist fiction depicts the real world of people whose reality is different from ours. Magical realism endeavors to show us the world through other eyes. In these other realities, time is not linear, causality is subjective, and the magical and the ordinary are one and the same.
What is magical realism exactly? Can you tell me where to find more information about this genre?
神々 と 人々 の 日々
Why do we need good stories?
Post a Comment. Capturing elements of the supernatural and combining it with the existence of the natural world, magical realism settles itself firmly in the reader's reality. Magical realism most defining characteristics distinguishes the genre from similar styles, by allowing the author to develop the mystical enviorment in a human world. Story is set in an otherwise supernatural world that captures familiar historical and or cultural realities. It usually involves something you see in real life and changing it in a way that is magical and or impossible. Story events are not always explained by universal laws or familiar logic. Story derives and contains influences of oral tradition such as fables, myths and tall tales.