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  • adj. Fantastic, incredible, fabulous.


French rocambolesque, from Ponson du Terrail's character, Rocambole. (Wiktionary)


  • Keywords of Michaux’s writing are viscerality; the tropes of the macabre, fantastique, rocambolesque and grotesque; petrifaction, death, the void, lightness and emptiness, “everything-you-know-is-wrong” feelings, disintegration, decapitation and dismemberment, walls and especially ceilings.

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