preteriteness

preteriteness

(ˈprɛtərɪtnəs)
n
the state of being preterite
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8] Although Roberta exclaims, "Tenes una verdadera devocion por el detalle, pero una devocion algo siniestra, mas inquietante que proustiana" (10), she proceeds in the same manner as Proust in trying to confuse the relationship between the writer and his characters, with literature and that which is not -- "Pero esto no es literatura, nena, esto es la pura verdad" (39) -- making her (the actress, the narrator, the writer) a notable example of preteriteness.