Magic Realism

Magic realism or magical realism is an aesthetic style or genre of fiction in which magical elements blend to create a realistic atmosphere that accesses a deeper understanding of reality. The story explains these magical elements as normal occurrences, presented in a straightforward manner that places the "real" and the "fantastic" in the same stream of thought. It is a literary and visual art genre; creative fields that exhibit less significant signs of magic realism include film and music.
The term is broadly descriptive rather than critically rigorous: Matthew Strecher defines magic r

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The House of the Spirits
Red Russia
Kafka on the Shore
Like Water for Chocolate
Love in the Time of Cholera
Midnight's Children
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
The Night Circus
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
The Master and Margarita
The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender
Life of Pi
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