A Comparative Study of Isabel Allende “Ines of My Soul” and Gabriel Garcia Marquez “Love in the Time of Cholera” from the View Point of Features of Magic Realism

  •  Fatemeh Azizmohammadi    
  •  Atieh Rafati    


This tentative study suggests Isabel Allende “Ines of my soul” and Gabriel Garcia Marquez “Love in the Time of Cholera” from magic realism point of view. Magic Realism is a Latin American literary movement which attempts to depict the reality in human’s mind. This literary movement is originated in the Latin American’s fiction in the middle of twentieth century. Isabel Allende, who is famous because in the most of her novels the magic realism is used, depicts the life of Ines Suarez, without whom the settlement of Chile could not be achieved, in the historical novel “Ines of my soul”.

The father of magic realist writers, Gabriel Garcia Marquez in “Love in the time of cholera”, depicts the inside and outside worlds of man in this world, with the using of magic realism, he wants to show these opposites clearly.

In this study, firstly, a model of analysis will be assumed by the features of magic realism. Next, Allende’s and Marquez’s novels will be read and analyzed within the magic realism pattern, the magic realism’s features will be traced in the novel. Finally, possible implications of both the model and the findings of the research for literary criticism and teaching novels of this kind will be discussed. 

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

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