Definition of Magic realism

1. Noun. A literary or artistic genre in which realistic narrative or meticulously realistic painting are combined with surreal elements of fantasy or dreams.

Generic synonyms: Genre

Definition of Magic realism

1. Noun. a literary style or genre that combines naturalistic details and narrative with surreal or dreamlike elements ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Magic Realism

magic lamp
magic lamps
magic lantern
magic lantern show
magic lanterns
magic markers
magic mud
magic mushroom
magic mushrooms
magic number
magic numbers
magic point
magic points
magic pudding
magic puddings
magic realism (current term)
magic realist
magic realists
magic spell
magic square
magic squares
magic sword
magic swords
magic trick
magic tricks
magic up
magic user
magic wand
magic wands
magic word

Literary usage of Magic realism

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Face to Face by Jeff W. O'Connell, Gabrielle Warnock (2000)
"His theme is the need for Africans to reform their own identities and he uses magic realism as one of his forms of communication. ..."

2. A History of English Literature by William Vaughn Moody, Robert Morss Lovett (1918)
"The action, dialogue, and "stage-setting" of the poem are all created with the magic realism of a master of narrative art. Though the scene is ancient Troy, ..."

3. Leading American Novelists by John Erskine (1910)
"... of the kindly president and his formidable spouse,—a quiet picture in which Hawthorne's magic realism is at least promised, and much of his humor also. ..."

4. WMD Machete by Mark Plimsoll (2006)
"They shut their eyes and ears, ignore reason and history, and fail to educate themselves enough to see beyond their bleak world of magic realism stuck in ..."

5. The Inform Designer's Manual by Graham Nelson (2001)
"... Leyendas de Guatemala and other founding works of magic realism (indeed, of Wuthering Heights come to think of it) is for the arriving, ..."

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