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Welcome to writer Wednesday! Here we will tackle topics of interest to fellow writers and hopefully interesting to readers of fiction. These posts used to be written over at My Literary Quest but now will be featured here and reblogged there.
Today we will discuss the literary genre, magical realism.
Although it feels like the term “Magical Realism” is fairly new, it has actually been around since the 1920s. As a fantasy writer myself, I wanted to explore this term to better understand it.
The idea of magical realism sprang up first from a German art critic, Franz Roh, who used it to describe art that pushed beyond the surreal, creating intriguing, thought provoking works. This art was known for it’s photographic clarity and focused on the magical nature of the real world.
This art inspired writers to find the same feeling in their works. They aimed to capture the…
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