puerilism


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puerilism

(pyo͝or′ə-lĭz′əm, pwĕr′ə-, pyo͞o′ər-ə-)
n.
Childish behavior in an adult, especially as a symptom of mental illness.

puerilism

[pyo̅o̅′əriliz′əm]
Etymology: L, puerilis, childish
childishness, particularly when manifested in an older adult.

puerilism

(pū′ĕr-ĭl-ĭzm) [″ + Gr. -ismos, condition]
Childishness; second childhood.
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Finally Art in America (June 1984) presented the most pointed polemic, with its juxtaposition of Walter Robinson and Carlo McCormick's celebratory "Slouching Toward Avenue D" and Craig Owens's trenchant critique "The Problem with Puerilism.
By following the smorgasbord of "Slouching Toward Avenue D" with a stiff chaser like "The Problem with Puerilism," Art in America was able to have its cake and eat it too.