Magic realism goes global


1935 A Universal History of Infamy by Jorge Luis Borges is published, often considered the first work of magic realism.

1959 Günter Grass writes The Tin Drum, founding magic realism in German literature.

1967 One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez takes magic realism to new heights of wonder.


1982 Chilean-American author Isabel Allende’s first novel, The House of the Spirits, becomes a global best seller.

1984 British writer Angela Carter writes the magic realist Nights at the Circus.

2002 Haruki Murakami publishes the dreamlike novel Kafka on the Shore.

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