"there's a man in the habit of hitting me on the head with an umbrella" belong to the literary genre of fantasy parody magical realism historical nonfiction
Magical realism refers to a style of fiction that presents a realistic view of the world, while also adding some magical elements. In this genre, the magic is usually accepted as a part of the world and not truly questioned. Usually, these stories present a detailed view of something very mundane, with some fantasy details that cannot be believed as a normal part of the natural world. However, while the reader might doubt these events, characters often seem unbothered by them. Magical realism is often associated with Latin American literature.
The short story written by Fernando Sorrentino belong to the literary genre of Parody, it tries to mimick or exagerate some style for comics porpouses.
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