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Transcript of Magical Realism
What is magical realism?
Magic/al realism is the literary or artistic genre in which realistic narrative and naturalistic technique are combined with surreal elements of dream or fantasy
The literary side of magic realism originated in Latin America, however these writers drew their inspiration from European artists. Eventually, with the publication of works like Jose Ortega y Gasset's the magic realism theme expanded into other regions of the world.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez:
who he was & his contributions
Marquez wrote some of the most well known magical realism themed books that originated from Latin America, including 'One Hundred Years of Solitude'. Marquez's well established literary pieces served as a pioneer in both Latin America and the world, eventually landing him the Literary Noble Prize for Literature in 1982.
Kandell, Jonathan. "Gabriel García Márquez, Conjurer of Literary Magic, Dies at 87." <i>The New York Times</i>. The New York Times, 17 Apr. 2014. Web. 10 Feb. 2015. <http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/18/books/gabriel-garcia-marquez-literary-pioneer-dies-at-87.html?_r=0>.
"Magic Realism." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation. Web. 10 Feb. 2015. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magic_realism>.
<i>Wikipedia</i>. Wikimedia Foundation. Web. 10 Feb. 2015. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magic_realism#Origins>.
Literary Examples include One Hundred Years of Solitude, about a magical town enduring civil wars, and seemingly at a standstill for over a hundred years.
"Flashback Fridays: One Hundred Years Of Solitude." The Corsair :. Web. 10 Feb. 2015. <http://www.thecorsaironline.com/arts-entertainment/2014/07/11/flashback-fridays-one-hundred-years-of-solitude/>.
The Wizard of Oz is an example of magical realism because of its truly magical elements- bein taken to another world, flying monkeys, and witches are just a few examples of magical realism within the book.
This piece of artwork is magical realism because the map turns into actual land that the children are running onto.
"Altered & Crafted Maps." Pinterest. Web. 10 Feb. 2015. <https://www.pinterest.com/psquilts2/altered-crafted-maps/>.
How it affected the World
Magical Realism affected the world through its creative, and innovative literature stylings. This genre changed the way people viewed things, and gave light to new ways for authors to express their ideas on world occurrences.