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(adjective) of or relating to rogues or rascals / (adjective) of, relating to, suggesting, or being a type of fiction dealing with the episodic adventures of a usually roguish protagonist / (noun) one that is picaresque

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his adult exile from Germany into picaresque vagabondage and tragic death on the run from the Nazis aged forty-eight in 1940

Benjamin, of course :(

—p.15 Part I: 1900-1920 (13) by Stuart Jeffries
3 years, 6 months ago

a picaresque exploration

—p.43 by Benjamin Noys
3 years, 2 months ago

emerges instead as a surreal picaresque

—p.95 I’m Not Feeling Good at All (86) by The Baffler
9 months, 2 weeks ago

The Future of Fiction
by multiple authors

The Future of Fiction
by multiple authors

The Future of Fiction
by multiple authors

Ortega y Gasset proclaimed the exhaustion of the picaresque novel since all of the options for plot lines had been used up

—p.102 Three Axioms for Projecting a Line (or Why It Will Continue to Be Hard to Write a Title sans Slashes or Parentheses) (100) by Steve Tomasula
3 years, 5 months ago

After a while, Doyle comes, reluctantly, to accept his Fate — which in literarygeneric terms is to be propelled, by means of SF, into the nineteenth-century picaresque

—p.41 The Weird (14) by Mark Fisher
1 year, 3 months ago

blending between the medieval romance and the early picaresque novel

—p.425 Cormac McCarthy's Trilogy; or, The Puritan Conscience and the Mexican Dark (421) by Robert Hass
1 year, 2 months ago