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stream of consciousness

n. pl. streams of consciousness
1. A literary technique that presents the thoughts and feelings of a character as they occur.
2. Psychology The conscious experience of an individual regarded as a continuous, flowing series of images and ideas running through the mind.

stream′-of-con′scious·ness adj.


Narrative using an uninterrupted sequence of thoughts, perceptions, and feelings.
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Using a highly original stream-of-consciousness narrative technique, The Accidental features the most compelling use of the "mysterious stranger" trope I have seen in modern fiction.
almost forty years of life, all built on that, permeated by that: so much I could never explain"- these childhood memories inspired the settings and themes of English author Virginia Woolf's powerful stream-of-consciousness narratives, write Google on its website.
Author and teacher Reed, a Baltimore native, presents a novel about a lost teen through a stream-of-consciousness journal.
The short stories in this collection from French writer Luc Lang spill human frailty and weakness from the almost stream-of-consciousness narration that serves as the connective tissue between them.
Sorrentino, who won for his sumptuous, stream-of-consciousness feature "La Grande Bellezza" ("The Great Beauty"), will now direct an imaginary pope named Lenny Belardo.
Questions About God is an inquisitive, far-reaching poetry collection, ranging in format from free-verse to stream-of-consciousness monologue to rhyming stanzas and more.
From mercurial to mentally unstable, interviews highlight legendary composer's Vesuvian stream-of-consciousness conversation.
Intertwined with Audrey's stream-of-consciousness memories are the wartime stories of her brothers--Albert, a civil servant on the home front, and Stanley, a soldier in the trenches of France--and Dr.
She learns much from everyone she recalls and this bleeds over in the very personal register and stream-of-consciousness pace the writing takes, making it slightly more subjective than ethnography.
NaNoWriMo challenges can be used by would-be authors to kick-start writing efforts, or by experienced authors to switch up to a more stream-of-consciousness style for a while.
Melding a poetic dreamscape with a stream-of-consciousness narrative, Elliot takes us on an unforgettable journey across time and generations, tracing the legacy of war on a single Puerto Rican family.
An odd assortment of elderly Jews, including some Holocaust survivors, reminisce about their childhood in pre-WWII Europe and life during the war in "Life Is Strange," a garrulous docu from non-pro tyro helmer Isaac Hertz, Structured as a stream-of-consciousness conversation propelled by faux-naive questions from an unseen boy narrator, the film taps strong period footage to illustrate the speakers' anecdotes.