Adjective(1) involving clever rogues or adventurers especially as in a type of fiction
(1) The first three bedtime stories of the fictitious author have been transformed into a wickedly humorous, picaresque screen adventure for a dark winter's day.(2) It is more a picaresque novel with the journey motif at the centre and fantasy thrown in for spice.(3) Even the longer works are essentially episodic and picaresque , rather than symbolic or abstract, at least in compositional categories.(4) The first treats these themes linearly, but with an episodic structure similar to that of the picaresque novel.(5) This became my first comic novel, my first picaresque novel, my first epic novel, a genre I had been wanting to plunge into for a long time.(6) We must ask, then, whether or not the baroque picaresque novel arises from certain historical/socio-political and/or literary circumstances.(7) Such recurrent encounters are typical of the picaresque , whose protagonists often meet their opponents again and again.(8) A picaresque novel with postmodern flourishes, the sinfully entertaining Zorro is serious fiction masked as a swashbuckler.(9) The picaresque novels of the seventeenth century can count as forerunners as well.(10) Appropriately enough, it makes this transition within what we might think of as a picaresque interruption of the picturesque travel experience.(11) Part science fiction, part picaresque , and part burlesque, its alphabetized entries gesture provocatively, giving glimpses of their source's unattainable body.(12) Another structural characteristic of the picaresque novel is the education of the young rogue, which frequently coincides with his servitude.(13) And a picaresque novel should be very lively and very funny.(14) The overall impression, though, would make a cult novel: a picaresque trip through a neo-Dickensian netherworld of rogues and romance.(15) I had been fascinated by the idea of this magical clown, and it eventually found its way into my picaresque novel Baudolino.(16) Juan's picaresque adventures in a wide variety of European contexts see him constantly dealing with disappointment and disillusionment.
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