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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.

The Little Mermaid, by Hans Christian Andersen

Fairy-Tale Fiction in Fantasy Literature

A third ring of fantasy, distinct from the sweeping canvas of High Fantasy and the rollicking escapades of Adventure Fantasy, is the delicate canvas of the Fairy Tale. While a smaller canvas, it is no less ambitious; think of a miniature painting, which still contains an entire world within its borders. Fairy-tale fantasy serves up a cluster of psychologically rich stories. These deep tales are rife with domestic problems, dreadful challenges, and astounding transformation and redemption.