INTERSECTION OF MAGICAL REALISM AND DREAM IN THE DREAM-QUEST OF UNKNOWN KADATH BY HOWARD PHILLIPS LOVECRAFT

R. Dharani, Dr. P. Nagaraj

Abstract


Literature is like an ocean and it resembles human life and thought as the written or non-written art forms.Various themes were discussed with different methods and techniques. Magical realism is a genre of narrative technique fromnineteenth century, which combines the real world settings and fantastical elements. Humans can dream many more unnatural things. Dreams cannot be represented as the exact picture of occurrence in them and lack of logic and coherence. Dreams and magical realism are closely related concepts. Magical realism appears as dreams and dreams portrayed with the magical elements. This research paper presentsthe intersection of magical realism and dream with reference to the text The Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath by Howard Phillips Lovecraft.


Keywords


Dreams, Magical realism, Fantasy, Unconscious and Hallucination.

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Phillips Lovecraft, Howard.The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath. United States: Arkham House.1943. Print.


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