The House of the Spirits
by Isabel Allende
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Anyone who knows anything about Latin American novels likes to say that Allende’s novel is like a feminist form of magical realism, the literary style that Gabriel Garcia Marquez made famous in his epic novel 100 Years of Solitude. Here’s an introduction to a short story of his that’s marked by his trademark style.
- The God of Small Things
“Magical realism” has also been used to describe the style of the Indian author Arundhati Roy and her award-winning novel The God of Small Things. Her writing can provide a neat comparison to Allende’s novel.