Bestselling novels by Angela Carter, Salman Rushdie, Gabriel Garcia Marquez and a multitude of others have enchanted us by blurring the lines between reality and fantasy. Their genre of writing has been variously defined as 'magic', 'magical' or 'marvellous' realism and is quickly becoming a core area of literary studies. This guide offers a first step for those wishing to consider this area in greater depth, by:
* exploring the many definitions and terms used in relation to the genre
This is an essential guide for those interested in or studying one of today's most popular genres.
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A scholarly treatise on the genre of magical realism. Overall a good discussion, short and to the point, but with perhaps a bit too much dismissal of the existence of magical realism throughout ... Read full review