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Magical Realism in the Peripheries of the Metropolis: A Comparative Approach to Tropic of Orange and Berji Kristin: Tales from the Garbage Hills

Magical Realism in the Peripheries of the Metropolis: A Comparative Approach to Tropic of Orange... h an De t ek Demir Magical Realism in the Peripheries of the Metropolis A Comparative Approach to Tropic of Orange and Berji Kristin: Tales from the Garbage Hills Don’t be so surprised. . . . All of this is life. Gabriel Garcia Marquez r Th ough the window they saw a light rain of tiny yellow flowers falling. e Th y fell on the town all through the night. Gabriel Garcia Marquez (Qtd. in Danow 65, 33) Addressing the question of migration and hybrid culture, Homi Bhabha suggests that “the colonial space [is] played out in the imaginative geography of the metro- politan space; the repetition or return of the postcolonial migrant to alienate the holism of history” (241). He then continues to underline the metropolis as a sub- stitute for the postcolonial: “e Th postcolonial space is now ‘supplementary’ to the metropolitan centre; it stands in a subaltern, adjunct relation that doesn’t aggran- dize the presence of the West but redraws its frontiers in the menacing, agonistic boundary of cultural die ff rence that never quite adds up, always less than one na- tion and double” (241). According to Bhabha, the migrant experience can turn into an http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Comparatist University of North Carolina Press

Magical Realism in the Peripheries of the Metropolis: A Comparative Approach to Tropic of Orange and Berji Kristin: Tales from the Garbage Hills

The Comparatist , Volume 35 – Jun 15, 2011

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h an De t ek Demir Magical Realism in the Peripheries of the Metropolis A Comparative Approach to Tropic of Orange and Berji Kristin: Tales from the Garbage Hills Don’t be so surprised. . . . All of this is life. Gabriel Garcia Marquez r Th ough the window they saw a light rain of tiny yellow flowers falling. e Th y fell on the town all through the night. Gabriel Garcia Marquez (Qtd. in Danow 65, 33) Addressing the question of migration and hybrid culture, Homi Bhabha suggests that “the colonial space [is] played out in the imaginative geography of the metro- politan space; the repetition or return of the postcolonial migrant to alienate the holism of history” (241). He then continues to underline the metropolis as a sub- stitute for the postcolonial: “e Th postcolonial space is now ‘supplementary’ to the metropolitan centre; it stands in a subaltern, adjunct relation that doesn’t aggran- dize the presence of the West but redraws its frontiers in the menacing, agonistic boundary of cultural die ff rence that never quite adds up, always less than one na- tion and double” (241). According to Bhabha, the migrant experience can turn into an

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Published: Jun 15, 2011

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