Can you help me to understand how those essays are defining magical realism? It seems like they are saying it's any story set in the regular modernish world, in which the narrating characters take for granted their belief that some not-real fantastic element (like ghosts, prophecies, whatever) is real. So...Jim Butcher writes magical realism? Charles de Lint? Heaps of other urban fantasy writers? Is 'Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town' by Cory Doctorow a science fiction magical realism novel?

I can see where the magical realism writers of S. America have that aspect of nonchalant acceptance of the supernatural, but isn't there something more to it? Like when I have read that stuff, I had a sense of it being dreamlike and almost following dream logic in some parts. Some of the later bits of that essay made sense to me, where he said that magical realism included non-linear time, non-causality, and writing 'the ordinary as miraculous and the miraculous as ordinary'.