Excellent Journal Review for The Traumatic Imagination: Histories of Violence in Magical Realist Fiction


Cambria Press congratulates Dr. Eugene Arva on the recent outstanding review by Transnational Literature of his book, The Traumatic Imagination: Histories of Violence in Magical Realist Fiction. The journal commends the work because it shows that “Arva’s knowledge is extensive and comprehensive” and he “introduces innovative concepts of his own while remaining faithful to their original literary, cultural and critical sources.”

The book has also been praised by literary scholar Professor Wendy B. Faris (University of Texas at Arlington) who states that “this book contributes to the growing body of critical thought on magical realism … by integrating postcolonial and metropolitan texts, Eugene Arva’s study shows that magical realism is not only a postcolonial phenomenon but also belongs in meaningful ways to world literature in all cultural contexts, especially those having experienced trauma of one kind or another … this approach to magical realism through ideas associated with trauma studies enlarges our understanding of the cultural work magical realism has been continuing to do in contemporary world literature.”

Recommend this book to your librarian today! They can order it directly from Cambria Press or they can order through their preferred academic book wholesaler (Cambria Press is on the approval list of premier wholesalers like YBP).

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