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Happy Sunday! Ahoy and avast ye maties, Arrgust is upon us with International Pirate Month, as well as Romance Awareness Month, Admit Your Happy Month, and Family Fun month.
August is also the birth month of our author of the month - Jorge Luis Borges - who was born August 24, 1899. His magical realism stories were greatly influenced by the surrealist movement in Europe during the late 20's and early 30's. And at the age of 16 Borges read Gustav Mehring’s book The Golem which inspired him to write.
I really enjoy magical realism which is why I currently have many books in my stacks including Borges Book of Imaginary Beings as well as Juan Rolfo's Pedro Paramo and The Golem
If you aren't in the mood to read Borges, check out Penguin Random House list of Magical Realism Books You Need To Read or Mental Flosses 10 Classic Magical Realism Books You Should Read. I've read about half of their suggestions.
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