Magic Realism

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  • Topic: Franz Roh, Magic realism, Writing
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In the article “Magic Realism and Garciá Márquez’s Eréndira”, magic realism is described as a style that has expanded over time and has grown into a greater idea that influences various contemporary artistic achievements. Many Latin American and American film directors and writers have adopted the magic realism subject and style, and used the concept to explore the mysteries of everyday life. The general effect of magic realism is one that gives a deeper, more mysterious meaning to a part of reality, giving it a greater sense of wonderment. Magic realism originated in 1925, from Franz Roh, a German art critic, who was helping define German Post-Expressionist paintings. The article mainly refers to The Incredible and Sad Tale of Innocent Erendira and Her Heartless Grandmother as an example of magic realism. The magic realism is found in the descriptions, the tone, the dialogue, and the events, as they all blend together to form a rich, unique, magically realistic tale. The article then goes on to discuss the story of Erendira expressed both on screen and in writing, as written by Garciá Márquez. The article explains the differences and similarities of the two, and how and when magic realism is expressed. The article itself raises questions as to how often this style is used, and if it has the ability to be expressed in other forms, and different cultures.

Works Cited:
Mills, Moylan C. “Magic Realism and García Márquez's Eréndira.” Literature Film Quarterly 17.2 (1989): 113-122.
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