Magic Realism is defined as "a narrative technique that blurs the distinction between fantasy and reality". In his works, Gabriel García Márquez used this genre to portray his various characters and plots. He is considered a master of this particular genre.
In the words of the author:
"My most important problem was destroying the lines of demarcation that separates what seems real from what seems fantastic."
Some examples of the use of Magic Realism in his works are things such as people ascending to heaven without dying, people emerging from mirrors, people losing their memory and forgetting how to survive, and infants being born with curly tails as a punishment from the gods.