mjj (flemmings) wrote,
mjj
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Taxonomy is not discussion, but it *is* fun

Magic realism-- does it have to be in Spanish?

Because when it's not, I often have a hard time disentangling it from Urban Fantasy. The one Nalo Hopkinson I've read is closer to Charles de Lint than to GGM. My understanding was that the events of Magic Realism are perfectly mundane: the fantastic is how they *look* to the people in the book. Ergo, The Life of Pi is MR to me but Robertson Davies is not; and the jury is still out on Little, Big. Also must reread my Randolph Stows, though anything that happens in Australia seems magic by definition.
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