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Category Archives: The Literary Fantastic

“The Potbellied Virgin” by Alicia Yánez Cossío

by Lale Davidson


One interesting characteristic of Latin American magic realism is that it often rejects the European and North American literary legacy of a unified narrative. Unified narratives unintentionally promote the hegemony of one class and culture. The Potbellied Virgin, written by Ecuador’s Alicia Yánez Cossío in 1985 and translated into English in 2006, is an interesting […]


How Not to Hook ‘Em

by Lale Davidson


At a GrubStreet Muse and the Marketplace Writers Conference, I workshopped my novel query “pitch” with a goateed and bespectacled editor from Scribner: “After her mother spontaneously combusted on the Altiplano between Bolivia and Chile, Fallon struggles to grasp reality. Fifteen years later, her brother, who is bi-polar…” He sighed audibly and wrinkled his nose […]



How Nature Makes Magic Real

by Lale Davidson


In a hemlock grove atop a snowy mountain, silence blooms. Minutely needled branches quiver. Water drips from a crotch of snow between crossed logs into a black pool. More silence.  Nothing is as beautiful as this. No poem, no words, no sculpture, no painting. Nothing human-made can approach this three dimensional physical plane, where the […]