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magical realism

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1. (Art Terms) a style of painting or writing that depicts images or scenes of surreal fantasy in a representational or realistic way
2. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a style of painting or writing that depicts images or scenes of surreal fantasy in a representational or realistic way
magic realist, magical realist n

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(or mag′ical) re′alism,


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an artistic style in which often fantastic images or events are depicted in a sharply realistic manner.

magic realism

Originally used in the 1920s to describe paintings which combined surreal fantasy with matter-of-fact representation; adapted for more recent literary work which combines documentary realism with imaginative fantasies.
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Noun1.magic realism - a literary or artistic genre in which realistic narrative or meticulously realistic painting are combined with surreal elements of fantasy or dreamsmagic realism - a literary or artistic genre in which realistic narrative or meticulously realistic painting are combined with surreal elements of fantasy or dreams
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In the language of narration in a magic realist text, a battle between two oppositional systems takes place, each working toward the creation of a different kind of fictional world from the other.
Other titles include YaE1/2l Andre's "When I Will Be Dictator," a curio that defies categorization, made up from hundreds of reels of Super-8 and Straight 8 mm film footage found in flea markets and junk piles, and Mark Cousins' 2009 magic realist documentary "The First Movie.
Few events, to my mind, seem more disposed to magic realist recounting than an Indian national election.
Instead, I concentrate on intersections between magic realist theory and unnatural narrative theory in their explanations of how readers account for the representation of unnatural events.
In the third chapter of Magic Realist Cinema in East Central Europe, Aga Skrodzka explains that her book was inspired by a course in World Cinema that she was asked to teach.
Among the topics are Melville's marvels of reality, a comparative reflection on magic realism in native and white Canadian prose, magic realist and utopian discourses in Margaret Sweatmans' When Alice Lay Down with Peter, a Jewish shtetl revisited in Lilian Nattel's The River Midnight, and the subversion of rationalism through feminine excess in Susan Swan's The Biggest Modern Woman of the World and Angela Carter's Nights at the Circus.
Somebody one described him as the first magic realist, because he presents these completely real situations with people who are actually quite outrageous, but gets away with it brilliantly.
According to Hegerfeldt (2002:66), 'the magic realist mode [.
David Almond has been described as a magic realist, but everything in his novels happens in children's real lives in the north-east of England, past and present, or is a product of their imaginations and their response to the world.
The ghosts of the two Thomas boys, Gwyn and RS, have sat in my armchair, while Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who is still with us, appeared on top of the garden shed in the true style of a magic realist.
Pointing to Ihimaera's use of realist, lyrical, political/polemical, satirical, 'sci-fi' and magic realist literary strategies, sometimes combined within a single work, Kennedy invokes Simon During's account of New Zealand's critical tradition of 'underreading', arguing that responses to Ihimaera's work have been too concerned to read them within the terms of local cultural poli6cs.
Her Magic Realist paintings let the viewer become a part of the story.