Translation of picaresque in Spanish:


picaresco, adj.

Pronunciation /ˌpɪkəˈrɛsk//ˌpɪkəˈrɛsk/


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    • Many theorists have chosen to restrict the picaresque and the baroque to specific time periods.
    • Besides creating a literary genre, the picaresque novel, the book is like a mural depicting a society and an era.
    • And that's life: it does not resemble a picaresque novel in which from one chapter to the next the hero is continually being surprised by new events that have no common denominator.
    • This became my first comic novel, my first picaresque novel, my first epic novel, a genre I had been wanting to plunge into for a long time.
    • Appropriately enough, it makes this transition within what we might think of as a picaresque interruption of the picturesque travel experience.
    • Another structural characteristic of the picaresque novel is the education of the young rogue, which frequently coincides with his servitude.
    • Such recurrent encounters are typical of the picaresque, whose protagonists often meet their opponents again and again.
    • It is more a picaresque novel with the journey motif at the centre and fantasy thrown in for spice.
    • The first three bedtime stories of the fictitious author have been transformed into a wickedly humorous, picaresque screen adventure for a dark winter's day.
    • And a picaresque novel should be very lively and very funny.
    • Part science fiction, part picaresque, and part burlesque, its alphabetized entries gesture provocatively, giving glimpses of their source's unattainable body.
    • The picaresque novels of the seventeenth century can count as forerunners as well.
    • A picaresque novel with postmodern flourishes, the sinfully entertaining Zorro is serious fiction masked as a swashbuckler.
    • Even the longer works are essentially episodic and picaresque, rather than symbolic or abstract, at least in compositional categories.
    • I had been fascinated by the idea of this magical clown, and it eventually found its way into my picaresque novel Baudolino.
    • We must ask, then, whether or not the baroque picaresque novel arises from certain historical/socio-political and/or literary circumstances.
    • The overall impression, though, would make a cult novel: a picaresque trip through a neo-Dickensian netherworld of rogues and romance.
    • Juan's picaresque adventures in a wide variety of European contexts see him constantly dealing with disappointment and disillusionment.
    • The first treats these themes linearly, but with an episodic structure similar to that of the picaresque novel.
    • The latter are allowed to take their course like diminutive picaresque novels.