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Övernaturliga vardagar: En studie av det övernaturliga i svensk litteratur som medel för social kritik.
Södertörn University College, School of Gender, Culture and History.
2007 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Magister), 15 points / 22,5 hpStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This essay analyses the existence of a literary tendency in Sweden the last decade, which shares many similarities with magical realism. The study includes the work of three writers: Majgull Axelsson with Aprilhäxan; John Ajvide Lindquist with Hanteringen av odöda and Låt den rätte komma in; and finally a short story of Alejandro Leiva Wegner, “Elixir”.

Focus for this work is to expose how these writers use supernatural events/people as a strategy to create a new identity and to effect social criticism, strategies that are common to magical realism.

The aim of this work is therefore to clarify generalities about magical realism as a genre and give it a place in Swedish literature and in a changing Swedish society. Furthermore this essay defines a unique term for the genre as adapted to the Swedish reader and with some characteristics of its own: “övernaturlig realism” (supernatural realism).

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Huddinge: Institutionen för genus, kultur och historia , 2007. , 50 p.
Keyword [sv]
magisk realism övernaturlig aprilhäxan Majgull Axelsson john Ajvide Lindquist hantering av odöda låt rätte komma in alejandro leiva wegner elixir realismo maravilloso social kritik americano
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General Literature Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-1403OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-1403DiVA: diva2:15480
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humaniora/teologi
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Available from: 2007-11-27 Created: 2007-11-27

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