Magical Realism in West African Fiction by Brenda Cooper

Magical Realism in West African Fiction: Seeing With a Third Eye by Brenda Cooper
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Overview: This study contextualizes magical realism within current debates and theories of postcoloniality and examines the fiction of three of its West African pioneers:
•Syl Cheney-Coker of Sierra Leone,
•Ben Okri of Nigeria
•and Kojo Laing of Ghana.

Brenda Cooper explores the distinct elements of the genre in a West African context, and in relation to:
•a range of global expressions of magical realism, from the work of Gabriel Garcia Marquez to that of Salman Rushdie
•wider contemporary trends in African writing, with particular attention to how the realism of authors such as Chinua Achebe and Wole Soyinka has been connected with nationalist agendas.

This is a fascinating and important work for all those working on African literature, magical realism, or postcoloniality.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational > Literary Criticism

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Controversy in Marketing Theory: For Reason, Realism, Truth, and Objectivity

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Depressive Realism by Colin Feltham

Depressive Realism by Colin Feltham
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Overview: Depressive Realism argues that people with mild-to-moderate depression have a more accurate perception of reality than non-depressives. Depressive realism is a worldview of human existence that is essentially negative, and which challenges assumptions about the value of life and the institutions claiming to answer life’s problems. Drawing from central observations from various disciplines, this book argues that a radical honesty about human suffering might initiate wholly new ways of thinking, in everyday life and in clinical practice for mental health, as well as in academia.
Divided into sections that reflect depressive realism as a worldview spanning all academic disciplines, chapters provide examples from psychology, psychotherapy, philosophy and more to suggest ways in which depressive realism can critique each discipline and academia overall. This book challenges the tacit hegemony of contemporary positive thinking, as well as the standard assumption in cognitive behavioural therapy that depressed individuals must have cognitive distortions. It also appeals to the utility of depressive realism for its insights, its pursuit of truth, as well its emphasis on the importance of learning from negativity and failure. Arguments against depressive realism are also explored.
This book makes an important contribution to our understanding of depressive realism within an interdisciplinary context. It will be of key interest to academics, researchers and postgraduates in the fields of psychology, mental health, psychotherapy, history and philosophy. It will also be of great interest to psychologists, psychotherapists and counsellors.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy

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Depressive Realism by Colin Feltham

Depressive Realism by Colin Feltham
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Overview: Depressive Realism argues that people with mild-to-moderate depression have a more accurate perception of reality than non-depressives. Depressive realism is a worldview of human existence that is essentially negative, and which challenges assumptions about the value of life and the institutions claiming to answer life’s problems. Drawing from central observations from various disciplines, this book argues that a radical honesty about human suffering might initiate wholly new ways of thinking, in everyday life and in clinical practice for mental health, as well as in academia.
Divided into sections that reflect depressive realism as a worldview spanning all academic disciplines, chapters provide examples from psychology, psychotherapy, philosophy and more to suggest ways in which depressive realism can critique each discipline and academia overall. This book challenges the tacit hegemony of contemporary positive thinking, as well as the standard assumption in cognitive behavioural therapy that depressed individuals must have cognitive distortions. It also appeals to the utility of depressive realism for its insights, its pursuit of truth, as well its emphasis on the importance of learning from negativity and failure. Arguments against depressive realism are also explored.
This book makes an important contribution to our understanding of depressive realism within an interdisciplinary context. It will be of key interest to academics, researchers and postgraduates in the fields of psychology, mental health, psychotherapy, history and philosophy. It will also be of great interest to psychologists, psychotherapists and counsellors.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy

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Romanticism and Speculative Realism by Chris Washington

Romanticism and Speculative Realism by Chris Washington , Anne C. McCarthy
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Overview: Romanticism and Speculative Realism features a range of scholars working at the intersection of literary poetics and philosophy. It considers how the writing of the Romantic era reconceptualizes the human imagination, the natural world, and the language that correlates them in radical ways that can advance current speculative debates concerning new ontologies and new materialisms.

In their wide-ranging examinations of canonical and non-canonical romantic writers, the scholars gathered here rethink the connections between the human and non-human world to envision speculative modes of social being and ecological politics. Spanning historical and national frameworks-from historical romanticism to contemporary post-romantic ecology, and from British and German romanticism to global modernity-these essays examine life in all its varied forms in, and beyond, the Anthropocene.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational > Literary Theory

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Realism As Protest: Kluge, Schlingensief, Haneke (film …

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From Fictionalism to Realism

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From Fictionalism to Realism

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Realism As Protest: Kluge, Schlingensief, Haneke (film …

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Realism As Protest: Kluge, Schlingensief, Haneke (film …

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Realism As Protest: Kluge, Schlingensief, Haneke (film …

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