Commingling of the Magical and the Real: A Postmodern Reading of Paulo Coelho’s Brida
Postmodernism in literature is a cultural detour that evolved in the latter half of the 20th century. This movement, as the name suggests, marked a distinct departure from modernism. It aims to deconstruct the society by dissecting the notion of hierarchy, politics, language and memory. It also offers a ray of hope to those who are traumatised by holocaust, wars and violence through its advanced narrative techniques such as reverse narration, time travel sequences, magic realism and many more. This research article is conceived by the researcher with an aim of analysing Coelho as a magic realist writer, with reference to the narrative technique called magic realism used in his novel entitled Brida.