Metamorphosis

March 4, 2009

Kafka’s “metamorphosis” was my first encounter with an out-of-the-box way of story-telling, and has in retrospect been responsible for my acquiring a taste for extraordinary and imaginative writing, culminating and settling for garcia marquez’s magic realism as my favourite form of literature.

Magic realism permits me to take flights of fancy while grounded to familiar sights and sounds. Magic realism has been defined as “what happens when a highly detailed, realistic setting is invaded by something “too strange to believe. 

The speaker passing resolutions under a raintree

The speaker passing resolutions under a raintree

As it is, yesterday’s Perak government siitting under a tree outside the parliament house has the feel of an unreal storyline unfolding, where a revolution, abeit peaceful, seems to be taking place.  Critics have of course dismissed the legitimacy of this congregation, but we the Malaysian people hold our collective breath.

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