The UVic Writer's Guide
Fiction that maintains a discourse appropriate to an objective
and realistic narrative, while recounting fantastic or supernatural
events alongside commonplace happenings.
Magic realism provides much of the power in a number of South
American writers, notably Gabriel Garcia Marquez (One Hundred Years of Solitude, 1967), but the technique has been used by Milan Kundera, Salman
Rushdie, Robert Kroetsch, Jack Hodgins and Peter Carey, among
others. Swift's Gulliver's Travels might be seen as an early example.
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