magic realism

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magic realism

noun

Definition of MAGIC REALISM

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:  painting in a meticulously realistic style of imaginary or fantastic scenes or images
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:  a literary genre or style associated especially with Latin America that incorporates fantastic or mythical elements into otherwise realistic fiction —called also magical realism
magic realist noun

First Known Use of MAGIC REALISM

1933

Rhymes with MAGIC REALISM

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magic realism

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Latin-American literary phenomenon characterized by the matter-of-fact incorporation of fantastic or mythical elements into otherwise realistic fiction. The term was first applied to literature in the 1940s by the Cuban novelist Alejo Carpentier (1904–1980), who recognized the tendency of his region's contemporary storytellers as well as contemporary novelists to illuminate the mundane by means of the fabulous. Prominent practitioners include Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Jorge Amado, Jorge Luis Borges, Miguel Angel Asturias, Julio Cortazar, and Isabel Allende (born 1942). The term has been applied to literature and art outside of Latin America as well.

Variants of MAGIC REALISM

magic realism or magical realism

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