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john commented on the word hysterical realism
I've always thought this should be related to catatonic expressionism.I do like a lot of the authors pigionholed as hysterical realists (hystericists?), though.
March 29, 2010
ecbrenner commented on the word hysterical realism
That's where I grabbed it from, yes. Maybe he's Southern? It sounds like it when I try to pronounce it.
bilby commented on the word hysterical realism
Is Word Spy also responsible for that weird pronunciation?
March 22, 2010
"(his.TAYR.i.cul ree.uh.liz.um) n. A literary genre characterized by exceptional length, frenetic action, offbeat characters, and long digressions on topics secondary to the story. (Cf. magical realism.)" --Word Spy