This essay attempts to contribute to the ongoing critical discussion on the
short story-cycle and its tradition within the framework of emergent contemporary American literatures, more specifically American writings with a Portuguese ethnic resonance. The collection of stories which will be the basis for discussion in the ensuing pages is Darrell Kastin’s The Conjurer & Other Azorean Tales, published in 2012. So as to fully appreciate most of its stories, it is, nonetheless, imperative to touch upon the presence of magic realism in this cycle of stories even if the author resists such a literary classification.

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from: Silva, R. Magic Realism at the Service of Ethnicity: Darrell Kastin’s Azorean Honeymoon in The Conjurer & Other Azorean Tales.

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