Magic Realism

December 12, 2011

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This was how I thought magic realism would have happened. In Chinese literature, there is a particular character with the ability to transform in to hundreds of different entities by magic. He is the monkey king; he just plucks a hair or jumps around and shouts “Change” and he changes shape. He can also alter things around him. He usually changes a hair of his.

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