Friday, June 30, 2006

The New Magic

Magic(al) Realism is described here:

Fiction that creates fiction from reality, e.g. 'Shalimar the Clown' by Salman Rushdie.

I think my division between this and Magic(al) Fiction (coined in this context?) has not been stated before. Fiction that creates reality from fiction.

My earlier experimental thoughts into this are shown here:

1st July: More brainstorming on this topic here:

I intend to write an essay (or book!) about this division - concentrating on the work of Thomas Ligotti, Salman Rushdie, Susanna Clarke, HPL, Elizabeth Bowen, Anita Brookner, Rhys Hughes, Mark Samuels, Jeff VanderMeer, Jonathan Swift, Marcel Proust, William Blake, Charles Dickens...

But I need some brainstorming feedback first.

He had left no crumbs. In fact, he had no crumbs to leave.
The paradise garden is a magical place. We can only dream when there, but we cannot dream of it.




The candlemass stories (2006)




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