anti-hero

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anti-hero

[ˈæntɪˌhɪərəʊ] N (antiheroes (pl)) → antihéroe m
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For Dunne, these anti-heroic, solitary revengers oppose the conventions of participatory revenge.
In the fol lowing years, a wave of journalists and other non-academic authors produced works on explorers and expeditions with a different vision from the former, mythic one, which began to replace the heroic explorer image with an anti-heroic image of explorers as selfish, manipulative, ruthless, obsessive and emotionally troubled--especially in the 1970s and 1980s in the shadow of the Vietnam War.
Her version, however, is ambiguous and anti-heroic.
Furthermore, the author shows how-despite Bandung's rhetoric of equality and brotherhood-Indian identity echoed colonial racial hierarchies in its subordination of Africans and Blackness, and by underscoring Indian anxiety over Africa and challenging the narratives and dearly held assumptions that presume a sentimentalized, nostalgic, and fraternal history of Afro-Asian solidarity, the book demonstrates the continued need for anti-heroic, vexed, and fractious postcolonial critique.
The title role, as played by award-winning actress Edie Falco, best known as mob wife Carmela Soprano, is one of the most fascinating, well crafted and anti-heroic characters in modern television, and she has sustained us well over the past four seasons of gripping drama.
is exactly the kind of irreverent, addictive, rhyming, anti-heroic comic tale that elementary readers adore.
These warriors of the desk," she writes, "these songstitchers, these myth finders, while scaring you with their formidable gifts, do also bolster the heart, especially in this anti-heroic age where the all-consuming intellectual pursuit seems to be that of demystification" (Irish University Review, Spring 1998).
It is simply that when it comes to a choice between the banality and anti-heroic nature of the marketplace and the heady opportunities of crisis, especially military crisis, the decision is not hard to make.
Tuesday Tightrope ITV4 9pm Clint Eastwood is at his most anti-heroic in this dark thriller about a cop who realises he has a little too much in common with the serial killer he is hunting following a series of sexually motivated murders.
The sabra began to lose some of his luster in the late 1960s and early 1970s when the rise of an anti-heroic middle class challenged his primacy, Almog maintains.
She explores how the heroic and the anti-heroic served as tools of partisan propaganda at moments of political crisis: the Restoration, the Exclusion Crisis, the Glorious Revolution, the Hanoverian Succession, and the 1745 Jacobite rebellion.
Cook is most amusing while emphasizing his sardonic edginess, a trait that may eventually serve him well in some anti-heroic (or downright villainous) dramatic role.