hackwork


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hack·work

 (hăk′wûrk′)
n.
1. Commissioned work, such as writing or acting, done usually by formula and in conformance with commercial standards.
2. Tedious, monotonous, or uninteresting work of any kind.

hackwork

(ˈhækˌwɜːk)
n
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) undistinguished literary work produced to order
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hackwork - professional work done according to formula
toil, labor, labour - productive work (especially physical work done for wages); "his labor did not require a great deal of skill"
Translations

hackwork

[ˈhækwɜːk] Ntrabajo m de rutina (iro) → periodismo m
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We read: 'Far from debate, illegal use of drugs and dependency distort the normal perception capacities and functions of the brain.' Apparently, so does legal hackwork in Aguirre's jurisdiction.
Harold Jenkins, Chettle's literary biographer, offered a summary portrait: "always miserably poor, struggling against poverty, turning his hand to any sort of hackwork for any meager reward, resorting to various devices to obtain the most insignificant sums of money, yet repeatedly in trouble and sometimes in prison for debt" (29).
The ban was occasioned by documentation, in a Swedish exhibition catalogue, of works (A Bird of Plaster for Bronze - Malmo, 1974, and Man-dick, 1968-74) by both artists that, like other works for which KwieKulik are well known, found the pair using their official jobs as producers of regime-glorifying hackwork (monumental sculpture, commemorative plaques, banners, etc.) as background for their own performative actions.
Trying to learn about the actual events of The Fictional Age--what 'really happened'--it's hackwork. Any looney with access to server archives can dig up support for anything they want."
Taking a break after writing four back-to-back "Paranormal Activity" sequels (and directing one--2014's "The Marked Ones"), helmer Christopher Landon delivers a more straightforward slab of horror-comedy hackwork with this frenzied tale of three beige-uniformed buddies trying to fend off a small-town zombie outbreak.
It was now time to see if all the footwork, hackwork, paddlework and guesswork would pay dividends.
There would seem to be an analogy between his physical stamina and mental durability, how he endured, even excelled at the virtually incessant demands made upon his imagination, whether or not the result was hackwork. And let us not forget his nerves, what with the decades of worry over making a living, providing for his family, paying bills, avoiding creditors.
The book is a wretched piece of hackwork and political propaganda, filled with lies, portraying Ira as a calculating monster and spy for the Russians, and Eve and Sylphid as heroic Americans protecting democracy.
As Trippett demonstrates, Wagner was "subject to accusations of plagiarism as late as 1870" in the form of both "general imitation" and "specific hackwork" (p.
What he produced is often seen as lesser hackwork, done for gain only, but they should not be ignored - they are all carefully constructed, interesting and linked to much of his other work.
into this reworking of a popular piece of theatrical hackwork he poured everything--the national identity-crisis, as London awaited the death of one monarch and the arrival of another; the mood of public disillusion as Elizabeth's reign ended; the doubts and anxieties that thoughtful men and women felt about politics, religion and philosophy.