Tag Archives: Haruki Marakami

Magical Realism’s Special Powers

Magical realism defined and its significance discussed.

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Lit the Indecipherable Text of a Magic Spell

The Haruki Murakami short story “Town of Cats” has a passage that speaks to literature’s ability to provide solutions to life’s problems==only the solution may be conveyed as “the indecipherable text of a magic spell.”

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