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a literary or artistic genre in which realistic narrative or meticulously realistic painting are combined with surreal elements of fantasy or dreams

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Couto's accomplished novels blend the Latin American tradition of magic realism with postcolonial history in a distinctly African setting.
Where made up stories of the fiction and the real life scientific proofs of the memoirs might fail, magic realism may play its part to assert what ecofeminism struggles to do.
How much of what you do is from the tradition of magic realism, and how much is based on Bengali traditions?
He inspired a new genre, magic realism, which has its roots firmly in Latin America.
Arabic has more room for magic realism, more richness of meaning," says author Fadwa Al Qasem, and a Marquez fan.
This kitchen lies, we are led to believe, beneath a busy upmarket restaurant, although at first I suspected magic realism rather than gritty realism.
On reaching the end of this book, you are left with the impression of having experienced, through description, numerous convincing examples of magic realism in East Central European cinema, and understanding why this style is useful to filmmakers from the region.
Eyes deep with unfathomable histories; the poetics and politics of magic realism today and in the past.
Unlike A Waltz for Matilda and A Rose for the Anzac Boys, this novel has a strand of magic realism subtly woven into the realistic main narrative.
Ramada Hotel & Suites Ajman will showcase the art of Ayman Mihammad Adel Awwad, a Palestinian-born artist best known for his work in the areas of fantasy art and magic realism during Ramadan.
There are 38 lists to help select readings, by topic, including short stories, the Holocaust, classics, ethnic writers, "hip" writers, women's interest, magic realism, science fiction, travel, ghost stories and much more.
With a spirit of deterministic doom that echoes that of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's "100 Years of Solitude," sans magic realism, this latest effort from helmer Wang Quan'an ("Tuya's Marriage," "Apart Together") proceeds with an unwavering seriousness of purpose, but the production's epic scale is not matched artistically by its elliptical characterization and lukewarm drama.
Magic realism that is bound to captivate the readers.
Although being born with a full head of hair is not all that extraordinary, Iskander's quizzical apophthegm could be taken as the quintessence of magic realism.
I'd seen his books around for quite a while, but never considered buying them because, for some reason, I was convinced he writes magic realism and I can't stand it.