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Kluge, Walter (2017): Alice Munro and 'Alternate Realities'. In: Zeitschrift für Anglistik und Amerikanistik, Vol. 65, No. 4: pp. 429-443
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The critical discussion of Alice Munro's short stories began under the heading of realism but has moved on to recognize her combination of the ordinary with the amazing. This has continued to move towards the exploration of 'alternate realities' in human life which may lead to double or multiple lives of originally single characters in the same story. This division does not happen in Gothic fantasy but in Munro's ordinary and commonplace (fictional) reality.