pseudofiction

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From pseudo- +‎ fiction.

Noun[edit]

pseudofiction (countable and uncountable, plural pseudofictions)

  1. Writing that resembles fiction but lacks key attributes of fiction; for example, an autobiographical novel
    • 1988 February 26, Jonathan Rosenbaum, “Form Counts”, in Chicago Reader[1]:
      The film complicates matters by casting Christine Hebert (a sometime underground filmmaker in her own right) as Pizzorno, with Moullet playing himself, thereby juxtaposing pseudofiction with pseudofact in a way that undermines the rhetorical strategies of both, leaving only a sweet, tragicomic pathos as residue.