pasticheur

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pasticheur

(ˌpæstiːˈʃɜː)
n
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a person who creates or performs pastiches
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pasticheurs "out-manoeuver" Keats by recasting Cockney social
In a highly professionalized culture full of aspiring MFAs, many crushed by debt, the only plausible candidates presenting themselves turn out to be frauds or pasticheurs. Barring a drastic change in American society, few if any of America's disenfranchised will be able to follow the example of David Wojnarowicz.
Thackeray is one of the most successful pasticheurs in the language, so accomplished in his evocation of the eighteenth century that we are barely conscious of the mechanisms by which he achieves success in this field.
Ce fut aussi un vaste choix litteraire, politique, ideologique et humain, qui, par la voix de son initiateur Jean Price-Mars, invitait les ecrivains haitiens a << cesser d'etre des pasticheurs pour devenir des createurs >> tout en restant attaches aux racines africaines.
Le lecteur averti trouvera tel traitement trap rapide ou insuffisamment theorise--c'est le cas de l'ecriture des "communautes" (roman beur, roman homosexuel) ou du roman policier, genre qui se vend mieux qu'il ne s'ecrit apparamment malgre sa cote chez les pasticheurs post-modernes.
Some have known from the start that it was no more than a painted corpse, but for others it has taken a little longer to work through the deceptively populist arguments of the pasticheurs, the quasi-Classicists and the toy-town tarter-uppers towards the realization that while 'giving the people what they want' may sound like all-too-rare architectural humility, it has, with frightening rapidity, become no more than the pretty plaything of rampant capitalism.
Such simplicity, Leitch's latest book reminds us, is wishful thinking in the new era of literary and cultural studies: there is no escape from theory, which "has become at once so ubiquitous and multifaceted that we academics have almost all increasingly become critical pasticheurs mixing and matching heterogeneous strands into usable materials." That is why, if he were to occupy a Desert Island today, Leitch would have to bring not just one text to work with, but a "whole archive of hybridized theory," comprising texts (such as the "theory favorites" discussed in the second chapter) that make up "the postmodern professional unconscious."
By current accounting, history has, of course, been kinder to both Crimp's reflexive photographers and Ricard's pasticheurs than to Lawson's self-styled School of Salle.