Magical Realism Genre Definition – What’s the best definition for the magical realism genre? Books in the magical realism genre contain aspects of magic in an otherwise normal, realistic environment. The characters often break the rules of real life settings, but still exist within those rules. Example: A story where no real magic is evident, but someone lives for centuries. That breaks the rules of our real world existence. The magical realism genre also contains stories of fantastical magic parallel and intertwined with the real world. The Harry Potter series would be an excellent example of this kind of story.

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magical realism genre definition book coverMagical Realism Genre Definition – Examples

Review this list of popular examples to help you get a better understanding of the magical realism fiction genre.

1. Blindness by José Saramago

2. Collected Fictions by Jorge Luis Borges

3. Demian/Siddharta/Der Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse

4. Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie

5. If I Told You Once by Judy Budnitz

6. Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami

7. La Marque de l’Orage by Véronique David-Martin

8. Light and Shadows by Estela Vazquez Perez

9. Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez

10. Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

11. Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie

12. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez

13. Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman

14. The Angel’s Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafón

15. The Glass Bead Game by Hermann Hesse

16. The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov

17. The Prisoner of Heaven by Carlos Ruiz Zafón

18. The Rose of Fire by Carlos Ruiz Zafón

19. The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie

20. The Sea Priestess by Dion Fortune

21. The Secrets of Dr. Taverner by Dion Fortune

22. The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón

23. The Tin Drum by Günter Grass

24. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami

25.Tonguecat by Peter Verhelst

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Magical Realism Genre Definition – Related Book Genres

* Contemporary Fantasy Genre

* Dark Fantasy Fiction Genre

* Fairy Tale Definition

* Fantasy Fiction Definition

* Mythic Fiction Genre

* Urban Fantasy Definition

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