Magical realism in Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children and Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities
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The term ‘magical realism’ is an amalgamation of oxymorons. The narrative mode allows you to discuss different perspectives on reality. The main object of this thesis is to do research study of Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children and Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities through the lens of magic realism, with an and emphasis on how magical realism explores the effects of colonialism in 20th century Italy and India. Moreover, it examines how renowned critics and scholars have applied the concept of magic realism. It also intends to emphasize on the traits of magic realism such as supernatural, imagination, reality, and the unknown. For this study, the collection of data has been qualitative through literary, analytical and theoretical explorations of magic realism. This thesis will be discussed how magic realism reflects these two (Midnights Children & Invisible Cities) selective novels.