The Inheritance of Loss—Tracing Hallucinatory Realism in Mo Yan’s Novels

  •  Wen-Jing Zhai    


The root-seeking novels of Mo Yan in Mainland China are related to Magical Realism in Latin America. Thus, as Mo Yan was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature for “who with hallucinatory realism merges folk tales, history and the contemporary”, the Chinese translation of Hallucinatory Realism was exactly “Magical Realism” on press at the very beginning. This paper states Mo Yan’s inheritance of Magical Realism, the inheritance of its loss of “history”, and the aesthetic value of his Hallucinatory Realism.

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  • ISSN(Print): 1925-4768
  • ISSN(Online): 1925-4776
  • Started: 2011
  • Frequency: quarterly

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