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Like its groundbreaking predecessor, “Subsequent Moviefilm” is a raunchy, sharply political picaresque through the American heartland.
Then there were some of the writers of the picaresque novels.
LAVENGROGEORGE BORROW
Even regarded as an early attempt in the "picaresque" manner, it is abortive and only half organised.
THE ENGLISH NOVELGEORGE SAINTSBURY
The tone of the Spanish and French picaresque novel had never been high: but it is curiously degraded in this English example.
THE ENGLISH NOVELGEORGE SAINTSBURY
It belongs to that class of novel known as picaresque—romances of adventures and battles.
A picaresque novel is only a very eventful biography; but the opening of Bleak House is quite another business altogether.
In the first place he had the faculty for seizing upon p. 67the picturesque and picaresque elements in the world about him.
In his characterization he is at his best—like Scott and Borrow—when dealing with the picaresque elements in life.
Works of this kind took for the most part the shape to which has been applied the name of picaresque.
Grobianism and the picaresque novel, long survived both Nash and Dekker.

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