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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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Cuddon, it was Franz Roh (1890-1965), a German art critic, who first used the term magic realism in 1925 to discern some tendencies in the works of certain German painters.
"The festival theme, named after his essay collection, 'Of this and other worlds', explores fantasy, sci-fi and the recently emerging genre of magic realism, and provides us with the opportunity to explore and express our own imagination.
Franz Roh coined the term 'magic realism' in 1925 in an attempt to describe artists turning away from pre-war idealism, and the affective style of expressionism, towards grittier political subjects.
Despite, or maybe because, of this anarchy German historian, photographer and art critic Franz Roh, tried to bring a sense of identity to the art scene by coining the phrase Magic Realism -- long before the label magical realism was used by the South American writers.
A stunning exploration of love and grief, "Land Mammals and Sea Creatures" is magic realism on the seaside, a novel about living life to the fullest and coming to your own terms with its end.
Like angels and unicorns, fables have made themselves scarce of late, but leave it to the land and language of magic realism to bring forth a bona fide specimen.
His works have achieved significant critical acclaim and widespread commercial success, most notably for popularising a literary style known as magic realism, which uses magical elements and events in otherwise ordinary and realistic situations.
NO stranger to the genres of myth and magic realism, Joanne Harris takes inspiration from one of the 19th-century Child Ballads (traditional ballads collected by Francis James Child) to craft a story of love, betrayal and terrible revenge.
Lawrence's Women in Love and men at war; Ulysses, the mythical method, and magic realism; the German route from Ulysses to magic realism; how to write about the Holocaust; and the end of the secular age.
Magic realism provides an effective framework for grappling with gender identity, situating it in an "otherwhere" while orchestrating it in an emotional reality where it feels as natural as breath and as tangible as Samirs man-made moons.
Kafka's trademark magic realism seeps out of the city post sunset and mingles with the stories they tell the tourists.
Mozambican biologist and author Mia Couto, the son of Portuguese immigrants, has written more than 25 books, including novels and poetry and short story collections, many of which blend magic realism and historical fiction.
For scholars of Italian modernism this is indeed a serious gap, since Bontempelli was a prolific and influential writer who was not just responsible for introducing and developing the concept of magic realism in an Italian context, but was quite present and well known in the intellectual scene of the 1920s and 1930s, and tied by friendship and elective affinities to other major literary and artistic figures such as Giorgio De Chirico, Alberto Savinio, and Luigi Pirandello.
Miramar confesses that she speaks Cantonese like a child, her "tongue frozen upon immigration." Leung's use of magic realism to heighten gender, racial and class tensions in the narrative is masterly--the device adds rich texture without ever feeling gimmicky, and care is taken to ground the fantastical aspects in satisfying detail.
Chapter six studies selected works of Isabel Allende, Ana Castillo, and Toni Morrison to investigate how magic realism can be used to spread ecofeminist consciousness.