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The literary characterization of a person, real or fictional, which uses psychoanalytic and psychological categories and theories; a psychological biography or character description.
[psycho- + G. graphē, a writing]
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He started writing Kimberley's Capital Punishment while still at college where he was particularly influenced by surrealism, which originated as a literary movement of automatic writing in the early 20th Century.
Dadaist/Surrealist "anti-artists" Breton, Aragon, and Soupalt premiered "automatic writing" in their magazine Litterature (1919).
Hoffmann (in Der Sandmann) before him, and after him, the surrealists with their automatic writing, or Joyce?
In truth, many of the operations that the machine provides can be found in previous poetical practices: from collages to automatic writing.
The death of her 18-month-old daughter Daphne led her to an interest in spiritualism and "automatic writing", where mediums or spiritualists record communications with the dead while in a trance-like state.
In doing so, Yeats replaced the muse and his role as a courtly love poet for the " friendly serviceable woman" who opened the world of the unconscious to him with her automatic writing.
Sung supposes that "autographic" is the same as "automatic," as in "automatic writing" or "Surrealist automaticism," even though nothing in the Essick/Viscomi account of Blake's printing methodologies suggests that Blake was not in control of what he produced, that he never planned anything in advance, or that he never changed his mind as he worked.
Automatic writing is the practice of producing text, in which the person producing it does not acknowledge it as coming from his or her central place of identity.
Using a meticulous blend of meaningful, authentic and purposeful tasks combined with one-on-one instruction which incorporates a variety of visual and rhetorical modeling strategies, emerging writers, it is argued a move from controlled to automatic writing fluency within a short time span.
While spiritualism never really coalesced around a particular church or institution, it grew into a definite cultural practice, one involving Ouija boards, sances, automatic writing, strange electrical devices that looked like they came from the laboratory of Thomas Edison and, at least on occasion, outright fraud.

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