from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A dramatic, literary, or musical piece openly imitating the previous works of other artists, often with satirical intent.
- n. A pasticcio of incongruous parts; a hodgepodge: "In . . . a city of splendid Victorian architecture . . . there is a rather pointless pastiche of Dickensian London down on the waterfront” ( Economist).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A work of art, drama, literature, music, or architecture that imitates the work of a previous artist.
- n. A musical medley, typically quoting other works.
- n. An incongruous mixture; a hodgepodge.
- n. A postmodern playwriting technique that fuses a variety of styles, genres, and story lines to create a new form.
- v. To create or compose in a mixture of styles.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as pasticcio.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a work of art that imitates the style of some previous work
- n. a musical composition consisting of a series of songs or other musical pieces from various sources
All these characters, whom I love reading about, esp. in pastiche, must be part of this Secret History.
Even as artistic theory values repetition and familiarity in pastiche and other ways, law is not keeping up.
A pastel color pastiche is offset by the presence of seemingly endless light-grade wooden construction/renovation.
What I usually say about pastiche is that I'm very impressed by people who can emulate other writers to a tee, because I find it difficult enough just to write like myself.
Media Watch: TCM played THREE versions of The Wizard of Oz over the holiday -- the 1910 tableaux with Bebe Daniels when she was a child, an odd racist pastiche from the mid-20's with Oliver Hardy -- featuring Dorothy as a purse-lipped flapper princess, plus MGM's classic from 1939.
This sort of humorous pastiche is common, and is rarely resented or resisted by the original artists.
Block's Nero Wolfe pastiche is much better than the official posthumous Nero Wolfe novels written by Robert Goldborough, which are unreadable (and which should not be read so as not to destroy the wonderfulness of the Rex Stout originals).
The anthology includes I Love Paree, a whacky Heinlein pastiche that I co-wrote with the brilliant writer Michael Skeet (fittingly enough, we inaugurated the collaboration at Judith Merril's wake at the Bamboo Club), which has been out of print for a couple of years now.
Having started in pastiche chic-lit style, Miranda’s finding a much deeper, darker and funnier vein to explore – she could hit the motherlode if she keeps at it.
They neither read like Obama (a technique satirists call pastiche) nor a comic exaggeration of Obama (a method they call parody).