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Monday, October 15, 2012

Magical Realism Vindicated

Yes, that was the Nobel Prize for literature being given to Mo Yan, an author of magical realism.

I've defined what magical realism means to me here.

Please read this vindication of the genre if you've ever been puzzled or offended by it, or, conversely, if you, like me, have had to explain (and explain, and defend) yourself in workshops and been obliged to listen to long rants about what's "wrong" with your story.

Magical realism, you go!