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Magical Realism versus Urban Fantasy: What's The Difference?
105. Magic realism vs fantasy vs surrealism
Surrealism vs. Magic Realism. The development of Magic Realism in countries outside of Germany is complicated by the somewhat concurrent development of Surrealism. Some art critics and historians have failed to distinguish Magic Realism from Expressionism on the one hand, while others include many of its works as a part of Surrealism. Therefore a discussion of these movements is not possible without first defining what each of these movements represent, and how to they differ from each other. Surrealism was an organized movement in both art and literature, finding its impetus in "The Surrealist Manifesto", published by poet and art critic Andr?
I am writing a magic realist novel. How does it differ from fantasy and surrealism, for example? Is it another name for fabulism? Where does science fiction fit? Magic Realist writing emerged in Latin America.
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Magical realism , magic realism , or marvelous realism is a style of fiction that paints a realistic view of the modern world while also adding magical elements. It is sometimes called fabulism , in reference to the conventions of fables , myths , and allegory. It is considered a subgenre of fantasy. The terms are broadly descriptive rather than critically rigorous. Matthew Strecher defines magic realism as "what happens when a highly detailed, realistic setting is invaded by something too strange to believe".
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As always an interesting read. It's always fun where those research sprees take us. I've played with the idea of using magical realism in my stories, but feared it world veer my historical romances far into the fantasy realm. But your writings, demonstrate that it doesn't have to. Thanks Tess! I have similar worries sometimes, but I think if you want to add a little something to your work without taking it too far, magical realism is definitely the right choice. Would love to see how it turns out in your stuff too!