grotesque portrayal

See: caricature
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Auslander pushes the envelope with his grotesque portrayal of Anne Frank and his irreverent treatment of everything else.
It is a grotesque portrayal of an American tourist that is verging on the insulting.
The pivotal role in this regard is attributed to the "Preface" to Cromwell by Victor Hugo (1802-1885), where the French Romantic associated the grotesque portrayal with truth (Clayborough 1965: 48).