Category: magic realism

Like Water for Chocolate, by Laura Esquivel

Magic Realism and Fantasy Literature

Magical Realism is a form of fantasy literature that produces stories in which fantastic things happen, often unexpectedly, in the midst of realistic everyday settings and events. These marvelous occurrences may be quite mysterious and capricious. In these stories, magic is more likely to act as an independent force rather than a tool used by the story’s characters.