Popular Magical Realistic Books & Films

This is a list taken from my two-part series on Magical Realism:

I wrote these posts after talking Magical Realism on the Firsts in Fiction Podcast. Check out the Magical Realism Episode!

What are some popular examples of Magical Realism in literature?

The Library of Babel - Jorge Luis Borges

White Teeth - Zadie Smith

Beloved - Toni Morrison

Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel

Forever by Pete Hamill

What are some popular films that make use of Magical Realism?

Many of the books above have also been made into movies but then there is:

Lady in the Water by M. Night Shyamalan

Winter's Tale (Also a book)

Immortality (The Wisdom of Crocodiles)

Scholarly Non-Fiction Magical Realism Books.

For more on Magical Realism and How to Use it In Your Writing, Check Out Part II on Using Magical Realism in Your Writing or check out the Firsts in Fiction Podcast!

Help me add to the list! What Magical Realism titles would you add to these?

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