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hysterical realism

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  • 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

  • That's where I grabbed it from, yes. Maybe he's Southern? It sounds like it when I try to pronounce it.

    March 29, 2010

  • 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

    March 22, 2010