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Emma Comerford emmaco at
Tue Oct 21 21:40:45 EDT 2003

Sorry, just realised there was more I wanted to reply to (rather than working)

Quoting Kathleen Jennings <s368333 at>:

> Discovered Isabelle Allende's short stories which don't actually make me
> want to read her long fiction - just more short ones. There is some
> beautiful writing there. Small step from "low" fantasy to magic realism.

I also love her short stories, especially because they're short enough that I can manage to 
read them in Spanish. (I'm not fluent enough in Spanish to be able to judge if writing is "good" 
or not, but I loved how the words flowed in the original language). I enjoyed the English 
versions of the books I've read, but can't remember now why I didn't love them. 

And I think that in my mind I categorise magical realism as a sub-category of fantasy. I didn't 
read all those posts people had a while back on cateloguing, but that's how I'd see the genre.  
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