Magical realism in literature enjoyed popularity in many parts of the world just after World War II, which such influential exemplars as Jorge Luis Borge and Gabriel García Márquez in South America, Günter Grass in Germany, and Italo Calvino and Umberto Eco in Italy. Among those writing in English, quite a few novelists show some affinity with magical realism: John Fowles, John Barth, Thomas Pynchon, Emma Tennant, Don DeLillo, and Salman Rushdie.
—Harmon and Holman
Magical Realist Books
Beloved, Toni Morrison; The Famished Road, Ben Okri; The God of Small Things, Arundhati Roy; The House of the Spirits, Isabel Allende; The Invention of the World, John Hodgins; Metamorphosis, Franz Kafka; Midnight's Children, Salman Rushdie; The Stairs of Stone and Clouds, Johan Daisne; One Hundred Years of Solitude, Gabriel García Márquez; Perfume, Patrick Suskind; The Tin Drum, Gunter Grass; A Universal History of Infamy, Jorge Luis Borge; Wise Children, Angela Carter; The Woman Warrior: A Memoir of a Girlhood Among Ghosts, Maxine Hong Kinston; The World According to Garp, John Irving
Magical Realist Movies
Amelie, Being John Malkovich, Big Fish, Black Swan, City of Angels, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, It’s a Wonderful Life, Like Water for Chocolate, Three Colors: Red, Wings of Desire
—Bowers and Ship

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