Definition of hysterical realism in English:

hysterical realism

Syllabification: hys·ter·i·cal re·al·ism


  • Realistic fiction that is characterized by overblown prose and intellectual digressions.
    More example sentences
    • The hysterical realism of this passage, its mix of panic and exaggerated irony, is not unselfconscious.
    • The sources of hysterical realism seem to be a mixture of literary doubt to a broader paranoia that orders the worldview of some writers.
    • I wish a speedy death to hysterical realism: It is but a mark of this chaotic age of ours where everyone has become a social critic.

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