Alix Hawley
Alix Hawley asked Isabel Allende:

Do you find the magic element in your work comes naturally? Do you ever feel you have to pit it against straightforward realism?

Isabel Allende I believe that there are sparks of magic in everyday life. I am aware of the awesome things that happen in Nature and in our own crazy hearts. I don't think that a sense of mystery, magic and awe can to be forced fed in a story; if they don't come naturally they should be omitted.

Creo que hay chispazos de magia en la vid diaria. Soy consciente de las maravillas que hay en la naturaleza en nuestros propios corazones locos. No creo que el misterio, la magia y lo maravilloso puedan ponerse a la fuerza en una historia, si no ocurren con naturalidad hay que omitidos.
Isabel Allende

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