|Posted by wkarrer on February 10, 2011 at 8:07 AM|
a term used (introduced?) by W. D. Howells for distortions of realism to trigger emotions in the readers (melodrama, sentimentalism). Add surprise, suspense, epiphany, and even "magic realism" ?
Mention of the term in:
Updike, John. Vermischte Essays. 1991.Übs. W. Winkler. Reinbek: Rowohlt, 1995.