Monday, February 14, 2005

critique of "The Satanic Verses"

"For often the result of all this high wire virtuosity is a dulling of affect, much like the blurring created by rapid hopping between channels on television: nothing seems quite real"- NY Times, 1989

Is this symptomatic of third world writers, whose styles marked by magical realism, often suffer from the realism overwhelmed by the magic? Think "100 years of Solitude"...


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