MULTIPLE MACONDO(S): MAGICAL Realist Space and Hybridity
Mushtaq Ahmed Kadhim Aldewan, Mokhalad Naji Kamil Almousawi
Macondo, as a setting for Gabriel Garcia Marquez, is one hundred years of solitude functions as a hybrid space where the "mappable" and "magical" worlds co-exist simultaneously. As a semi-fictive space, it represents an integral portion of Marquez's imagination, as well as readers’ perceptions of South America: "Macondo appears in only two of Garcia Marquez's his nine novels and three of his fifty and short stories [however] Macondo becomes a kind of shorthand to Latin America," which suggests its significances as a subject for study .For Marquez, a spatial entity is a point of convergence where disparate views interact and can be depicted by separating "the essential elements of a poetic synthesis from an environment" Mendoza states Marquez's novel, as a magical realist text, proposes mediation between the postmodern and postcolonial. In this sense, Marquez has a perception of the magical real space is partially based upon the belief that art mimetically portrays multiple perceptions of reality.