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    snatched into fictions?

    "Like all real persons who find themselves snatched into fictions, Aladdin had a superreal presence that challenged the world's boundaries and a simple logic that stretched the rules." -- The Black Book by Orhan Pamuk

    real persons snatched into fictions?
    a superreal presence that challenged the world's boundaries?
    a simple logic that stretched the rules?

    Can anybody tell me what kind of a person the writer tries to describe here?

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    Re: snatched into fictions?

    First of all, I have to say that I find these sentences rather self-contradictory, but anyway...


    "real persons snatched into fictions"=real ("realistic", if you prefer) persons that find themselves caught in a series of events that are not real (i.e. they are supernatural/unrealistic/unprecedented)

    "a superreal presence that challenged the world's boundaries"=It means that Aladdin's (supernatural/surreal) actions and their consequences caused a distortion of the "real world" boundaries.

    "a simple logic that stretched the rules?"=Aladdin's simple logic (again we have a reversal. His logic is described as "simple", not surreal) challenged the conditions usually found in "the real world"

    Like I said, I find this short text rather self-contradictory

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