Uncovering the marvellous: surrealism and the writings of Wilson Harris

Burns, L. (2011) Uncovering the marvellous: surrealism and the writings of Wilson Harris. Journal of Postcolonial Writing, 47(1), pp. 52-64. (doi: 10.1080/17449855.2011.533956)

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To date, critical analyses of the impact of surrealism on the development of Caribbean literature have tended to restrict their focus to the francophone Caribbean. This article outlines the wider dissemination of surrealism through a focus on the writings of Wilson Harris. Harris’s appropriation of a number of surrealist tropes is revealed through a comparative reading of his novels Palace of the Peacock and The Ghost of Memory with Pierre Mabille’s surrealist work Mirror of the Marvellous.

Item Type:Articles
Keywords:Wilson Harris; surrealism; Pierre Mabille; marvellous; immanence
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Burns, Dr Lorna
Authors: Burns, L.
Subjects:P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN0080 Criticism
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
College/School:College of Arts > School of Critical Studies > English Literature
Journal Name:Journal of Postcolonial Writing

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