Over at Bright Weavings, Guy Gavriel Kay is talking about the use of the fantastic in literature. The post includes the following:
Yesterday, in the New York Review of Books, I am reading a review of a major bio of Gabriel Garcia Marquez and encounter this sentence:
“Martin [the biographer] helpfully defines magic realism as a story in which the world is as the characters believe it to be … without any indication from the author that this world-view is quaint, folkloric or superstitious.
Oh dear. I laughed too. Thank you, Guy.