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Josef Korbel School students, faculty and staff regularly contribute to a number of blogs.  The opinions expressed in these blogs are those of the individual authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the Josef Korbel School management or the University of Denver.

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García Márquez' Magical Realism: It's Real

By Oliver Kaplan

Last month, the world lost literary giant Gabriel García Márquez, whom Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos called "the greatest Colombian of all time." I can't speak to that, but will instead discuss what García Márquez was famous for: his novels in the literary genre of Magical Realism. The thing about his Magical Realism: It's real, and it also has a close relationship with armed conflict and political clashes. It can shape conflict and can also be an adaptive response to conflict. For this reason, it is a mirror to Colombia's history and likely the histories of other conflict-ridden countries as well. It also offers lessons for how we understand the drivers of conflict and violence.

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