Amusing Literary Terms #1 - Dischism

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Every form of human endeavour has its own jargon, its own lexicon and its own store of just-plain-weird terms.  The literary world is no different.  Herewith the first in a series of amusing literary terms I've come across.


Intrusion of author's physical surroundings (or mental state) into the narrative. Like the character who always lights a cigarette when the author does, or is thinking about how they wished they hadn't quit smoking. In more subtle forms, the characters complain that they're confused and don't know what to do -- when this is actually the author's condition. - From the  Turkey City Lexicon, attributed to Thomas M. Disch.

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