As some of you know, one of my favorite jobs is teaching a magical realism and writing class.
One of my professional goals is to delve more deeply into the genre itself, as well as some renowned authors of magical realism.
The first author I plan to study in depth is Borges (The father of magical realism). Others authors I am looking at more closely is Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Isabella Allende, and Haruki Murakami. I’m not sure how long this journey will take me but I am also open to other offers as they present themselves. For example, I found a first edition David Mitchell and a secondhand store for seven dollars.
One of my favorite concepts or motifs in magical realism is the idea of a labyrinth – physical or metaphorical. The General in his Labryinth seems to be the natural beginning to this particular journey.