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Sunday, December 04, 2005

The Magic Is Gone

A report suggests that a new breed of Latin American writers -- such as Jorge Franco and Ebrahim Medina -- is emerging from the shadow of magic realism and instead focusing on what can be called "urban realism". The title of a recent Medina novel, however, shows that quirkiness still lingers: it's called Batman And Robin's Mutual Masturbation Techniques. (No, one is not making this up.)


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