Bathos

October 16, 2008 at 2:31 am (Uncategorized) (, )

bathos (n.) – An abrupt, unintended transition in style from the exalted to the commonplace, producing a ludicrous effect

“The clunky bathos of this novel seems to have infected even the line-by-line prose, Updike’s great strength for almost forty years.”

Wallace, David Foster. “Certainly The End of Something or Other, One Would Sort of Have to Think.” Consider the Lobster. New York: Back Bay Books, 2007. p 57.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: