magic real literature
magic realism, originally applied to describe
the prose fiction of Jorge Luis Borges of Argentina, Gabriel García
Márquez of Colombia and Gunter Grass of Germany, interweave fantastic
and dreamlike elements in an ever-shifting pattern of realism. Though
the literature of this type does contain elements of
Magic realism unlike the latter is a post-colonial concept that is used
to describe the literature of the newly independent countries.
Pseudo-realism on the other hand is a more modern concept
and it is emergent from the 21st century explosion of
cyber-science which has blurred the difference between real and the
surreal in imagery that is projected everyday by the media.
Magic realism as a style of literature has a parallel in
the field of fine art. However magic real art is markedly different form
magic real literature. The only commonality between the two is that both
weave fantasy in a realistic set up.
Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children is an examples of
pure fiction, yet the book is written in a style that renders it a
Pseudo-realism is a more modern concept and unlike Magic
realism it was first coined in reference to the
films of modern times where special
effects create scenes which appear to be more real than reality itself.
Pseudo-realist imagery is all pervasive and its impact can be see in
their use for political propaganda around the world
through media. Like
Magic realism which
has a parallel in the field of fine art, pseudo-realism too now
is a distinctive
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