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1. n. A book or movie, often part of a school curriculum, that is renowned for its symbolism, examination of underlying themes, and emotional impact on the consumer. Consequently, exposure to the material often sends the consumer into a crying jag, using their vice of choice as a source of comfort and avoiding human contact until their deep depression passes.
2. n. A book or movie that leaves the consumer questioning the meaning of life and finding it devoid of all warmth and happiness.
"Have you read 'The Yellow Wallpaper?'"
"Why, yes. I found it to be a heartbreaking work of staggering power."
"...This is going to depress the hell out of me, isn't it?"
"Oh, yeah."
by The Library Fairy August 29, 2012
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