A Visit into the Minds of the Goon Squad

In Jennifer Egan’s A Visit From The Goon Squad, each chapter brings with it a different point of view that adds new dimensions that build upon the story arc. To emphasize characters’ thoughts and feelings and to offer different perspectives of recurring characters, Jennifer Egan uses varying points of view in “Ask Me If I … Read more

Magical Realism in The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World

In “The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World,” Gabriel Marquez uses magic realism in the most effective way. Magic realism is the literary technique that applies fantasy to ordinary events. Marquez incorporates magical realism into “The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World” to show themes such as isolation, culture, and transformation. This story used magical … Read more

Magical Realism and Imagination

It is a long and unusual journey. I still wonder what it really is. I read the selections of four wonderful authors and I am still a little confused about the real history and theory of magical realism. I do know that before a person gets into this idea of magical realism, he or she … Read more

The Science Of Superstitions

The debate between realism and anti-realism is, at least, a century old. Does Science describe the real world – or are its theories true only within a certain conceptual framework? Is science only instrumental or empirically adequate or is there more to it than that? Jose Ortega y Gasset said (in an unrelated exchange) that … Read more