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magic realism

or magical realism

a style of painting and literature in which fantastic or imaginary and often unsettling images or events are depicted in a sharply detailed, realistic manner.
Origin of magic realism
First recorded in 1925-30
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magic realist, noun Unabridged
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magic realism

a style of painting or writing that depicts images or scenes of surreal fantasy in a representational or realistic way
Derived Forms
magic realist, magical realist, noun
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