Notes on like water for chocolate - 1 Laura Esquivel Like Water for Chocolate Method Magical Realism \u201c Originally a style of painting which

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1 Laura Esquivel Like Water for Chocolate Method : Magical Realism “ Originally: a style of painting which depicts fantastic or bizarre images in a precise representationalist manner (first used in German to describe the work of members of the Neue Sachlichkeit movement). In extended use: any artistic or esp. literary style in which realistic techniques such as naturalistic detail, narrative, etc., are similarly combined with surreal or dreamlike elements.” (OED) From Pagnucci, Gian. “Literary Terms” ‘Magical Realism.’” “Magical realism differs from pure fantasy primarily because it is set in a normal, modern world with authentic descriptions of humans and society. It aims to seize the paradox of the union of opposites; for instance, it challenges binary oppositions like life and death and the pre-colonial past versus the post-industrial present. According to Angel Flores, magical realism involves the fusion of the real and the fantastic, or as he claims, ‘an amalgamation of realism and fantasy.’ The presence of the supernatural

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