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That choice fits the comic’s loose, rambling picaresque, where getting too serious too often would harsh what’s compelling about the story, which is a group of characters bonding during the end of the world.

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Like its groundbreaking predecessor, “Subsequent Moviefilm” is a raunchy, sharply political picaresque through the American heartland.

That said, Waters has come a long way since the picaresque adventures of Nan and Kitty.

The picaresque escapades and legendary extravagances of the brothers are indulged with a collective wink.

They appear in alternate performances in a wonderfully picaresque Waiting for Godot.

Adam and Evelyn A romantic picaresque tale against the backdrop of a divided Germany.

Then there were some of the writers of the picaresque novels.

Even regarded as an early attempt in the "picaresque" manner, it is abortive and only half organised.

The tone of the Spanish and French picaresque novel had never been high: but it is curiously degraded in this English example.

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.


On this page you'll find 20 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to picaresque, such as: anecdotal, disjointed, digressive, disconnected, discursive, and incidental.

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