Definitions

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  • noun A person who creates a bricolage.
  • noun A person, such as a writer, artist, etc, who creates using a diverse range of materials.

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Examples

  • Stories like Meghan McCarron's "Tetris Dooms Itself" or Alice Sola Kim's "We Love Deena", that combine a lit-fic, post-Raymond Carver engagement with raw human feeling and a Dada bricoleur willingness to take from anywhere and work with anything, subgenre pissing matches be damned.

    INTERVIEW: David Moles

  • And so she proved, in small things at first, as translator, courier, embassy bricoleur - what you call jack-of-all-trades - and later as secret agent in the field ... and you know what that means.

    Watershed

  • Coupled with his genre breaking is the fact that Dick is a bricoleur, though this is not the word Lem uses, but it is very much what he is describing.

    Stanislaw Lem’s “Philip K. Dick: A Visionary Among the Charlatans”

  • Stories like Meghan McCarron's "Tetris Dooms Itself" or Alice Sola Kim's "We Love Deena", that combine a lit-fic, post-Raymond Carver engagement with raw human feeling and a Dada bricoleur willingness to take from anywhere and work with anything, subgenre pissing matches be damned.

    Keeping an Eye On... David Moles

  • Bellow's criticism to Barthelme's face — "Do you really believe it's that hard for people to talk to each other?" — shows that an avant-garde literary mind emerging from an emotionally laconic Texan male society to direct an art museum and read books translated from German and French (a collage in human form, a bricoleur in cowboy boots) was bound to be at least occasionally misunderstood.

    How He Wrote His Songs

  • For a bit of name dropping, I hung out with supaluv, shouldhave_said, and saw jaylake, tillyjane, maryrobinette, bricoleur, diannarodgers, deedop, and several other notables who may be on LJ.

    November 19th, 2006

  • I got to hang and talk with, including but not limited to apologies in advance to anyone I've forgotten in my slaphappy, slee-deprived state bricoleur, Chrissy and Spencer, eddygrrl, the fabulous Heather Lindsley, lisamantchev, and maryrobinette.

    Cat Rambo

  • So would that be called ‘la fissure du bricoleur’, then?

    Tadpole talk

  • Via John Palfrey by way of bricoleur. posted by nerdlaw. org at

    nerdlaw.org

  • And so she proved, in small things at first, as translator, courier, embassy bricoleur - what you call jack-of-all-trades - and later as secret agent in the field ... and you know what that means.

    Flashman And The Tiger

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  • Someone who continually invents his own strategies for comprehending reality.

    May 12, 2008

  • i.e. a madman. Popular among literary theorists of the 1960's.

    May 12, 2008