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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

mag′ic

(or mag′ical) re′alism,


n.
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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Aira fuses the magical realist elements with an early-era George Saundersian postmodern credulity, and the package is impossible to resist.
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Rather than engaging with the entirety of these (Faris puts forth five primary and nine postmodern magical realist traits), the article engages with those arguably most symptomatic of the tradition that the "text contains an "irreducible element" of magic," that the "narrative appears .
Japanese auteur Kiyoshi Kurosawa got the Best Director award for his latest film "Kishibe No Tabi" (Journey to the Shore), a slow-paced magical realist drama about a woman whose dead husband returns to her.
In reading the magical realist tale, The Old African (2005), for instance, Eichler-Levine considers the relationship between Lester's prose and Pinkney's illustrations.
The drift to a more thoroughly magical realist (mythological) world is thus resisted, even though at some particular points the line between realism and supernaturalism is consciously transcended.
However, Rushdie most of the time reduces the credibility of the supernatural elements in the novel although most magical realist texts usually render unlikely happenings as ordinary and mundane, and therefore quite believable.
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