Definitions

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  • n. Any writing, films, images, or other material that contains gratuitous amounts of bloodshed or violence.

Etymologies

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From Latin carnis, "meat", and Greek γραφή (grafí) "writing", by analogy to pornography. Although it is often taken to be a blend carnage and pornography, this is not the case.

Examples

  • Part of it is that the moral raison d'etre of the Grand Guignol and Dreadful Penny's -- to implicate the audience in the performance and indict us as batteners upon bloody violence -- is so often, and so easily, used as a transparent excuse to present naked carnography.

    Kenneth Hite's Journal

  • This is neither A-1 SFnal war writing nor A-1 carnography, in other words, although it's less slick and hence much better than John Ringo or S.M. Stirling or their ilk.

    Kenneth Hite's Journal

  • Since no particular narrative was associated with the work, it was perceived by contemporaries as gratuitous carnography.

    13 « December « 2007 « Jahsonic

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