magic realism

noun

Definition of magic realism

1 :painting in a meticulously realistic style of imaginary or fantastic scenes or images
2 :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

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1933



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