Chastity cleared her throat, a holdover
from her days as a doctoral candidate at Radcliffe. "As long as the
original text's understandable, we don't need to add such traditional
literary devices as rhythmic build, picaresque characters or peripeteia."
"'A sudden change of events or reversal of circumstances.' It's from
the Greek word 'peripiptein.' Capiche?"
Daniel Asa Rose,
article he wrote for Salon.