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  • n. One who mimics the literary or artistic style of another.


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  • I can spot in seconds that "each purist" is an anagram of "pasticheur" and that "in the new La Scala" is an anagram of "clean as a whistle". - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • Sure, it's fun, but reading it did remind me of Tim Page's eerily similar comments here and there about Adams being a "pasticheur," sewing together patches of music of his own and the influence of others.


  • Watching this movie, I was constantly thinking of my friend and colleague, the brilliant wit, critic, novelist, translator and pasticheur Gilbert Adair, who died 10 days ago.

    Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows – review

  • This night sees Sherwood playing host to comedians who also mix music with laughter, this week including guitar-assisted pasticheur Rob Deering and indie tale-teller Terry Saunders.

    This week's new comedy

  • Pound, who was by nature a blustering bigot—a humorless jokester—a talentless pasticheur—a confidence man—was now supported by the American state.


  • Well, it does if you are Brit caricaturist, parodist, pasticheur or general masher-upper:

    Open Rights Group Needs You!

  • Still, Mr. Brooks is a pasticheur, not a true songwriter, and it says everything about his strictly limited gifts that the most effective production number in the show, "Puttin 'on the Ritz," was written by Irving Berlin.

    The Re-'Producers'

  • But Gatiss is more than a pasticheur; he has ambitions beyond literary ventriloquism.

    The Vesuvius Club

  • Ahh, a lapidary, if reactionary, pasticheur capable of restoring life to . . .

    Kenneth Hite's Journal

  • He is a fabulist and a scholarly lecturer, recorder of voices and presumptuous monologist, pasticheur and at the same time creator of an ironic idiom that he alone commands.

    Nobel Prize for Literature 1999 - Press Release


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