Magic Realism in the Works of Isabel Allende and Gabriel García and Laura Esquivel




Magic Realism, Garcia Marquez, Isabelle Allende, Laura Esquivel, Literature


To begin, this article provides a short overview of Magic Realism. The meaning of the term the origins and development of Magical Realist literature, as well as "Magic Realism," must be explored next. Three famous authors will be discussed: Garcia Marquez, Isabelle Allende, and Laura Esquivel, as well as female writers Isabelle Allende and Laura Esquivel. In addition, a number of outstanding works by well-known authors connected with the literary movement Magical Realism are critically analysed. A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings, Like Water for Chocolate and The House of the Spirits are among the notable literary works to be studied in terms of their Magical Realist aspects.


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How to Cite

Mahesh Chandra Tiwari. (2021). Magic Realism in the Works of Isabel Allende and Gabriel García and Laura Esquivel. The Creative Launcher, 6(5), 30–37.



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