squeeze the mould = raining cats & and dogs & frogs, too

Magical realism is often said to occur in places that postmodernist literary critics have called the zone. “The propensity of magical realist texts to admit a plurality of worlds,” write critics Lois Zamora and Wendy Faris, “means that they often situate themselves on liminal territory between or among those worlds — in phenomenal and spiritual regions where transformation, metamorphosis, dissolution are common, where magic is a branch of naturalism.” William S. Burroughs put it this way in a letter to Allen Ginsberg in 1955: “The meaning of Interzone, its space time location is at a point where three-dimensional fact merges into dream, and dreams erupt into the real world.”

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