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 realism

One Hundred Years of Solitude
Kafka on the Shore
The House of the Spirits
The Night Circus
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
Red Russia
Like Water for Chocolate
Love in the Time of Cholera
Midnight's Children
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
The Master and Margarita
1Q84 (1Q84, #1-3)
The Midnight Library
The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender
After Zero by Christina  CollinsTuck Everlasting by Natalie BabbittJake, Lucid Dreamer by David J. NaimanThe Eye of Lariloth by Grace EgertWhen You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
Magic realism in children's books
34 books — 30 voters

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García MárquezLife of Pi by Yann MartelThe Master and Margarita by Mikhail BulgakovThe House of the Spirits by Isabel AllendeMidnight's Children by Salman Rushdie
Magic Realism Novels
143 books — 115 voters
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García MárquezLife of Pi by Yann MartelThe House of the Spirits by Isabel AllendeKafka on the Shore by Haruki MurakamiThe Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
Magical Realism
382 books — 706 voters

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García MárquezThe Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz ZafónThe Light of Eternal Spring by Angel Di ZhangThe House of the Spirits by Isabel AllendeThe Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
Best Magic Realism
156 books — 338 voters
Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeerPerdido Street Station by China MiévilleThe Etched City by K.J. BishopAuthority by Jeff VanderMeerAcceptance by Jeff VanderMeer
New Weird Books
186 books — 139 voters

Maya Realm
Nature is capricious and teaches us not to conform ourselves in the belief that we know and that we can predict or even control.
Maya Realm, Roam Within: Macallah and the White World of Light

Michael Ondaatje
I have been seeing dragons again. Last night, hunched on a beaver dam, one held a body like a badly held cocktail; his tail, keeping the beat of a waltz, sent a morse of ripples to my canoe. They are not richly bright but muted like dawns or the vague sheen on a fly's wing. Their old flesh drags in folds as they drop into grey pools, strain behind a tree. Finally the others saw one today, trapped, tangled in our badminton net. The minute eyes shuddered deep in the creased face while his throat ...more
Michael Ondaatje, The Dainty Monsters

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