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Literature and the Grotesque (Rodopi Perspectives on Modern Literature)

by Michael J. Meyer

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Published by Editions Rodopi .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Special Subjects In Literature,
  • Literary Criticism

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages195
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL12807096M
    ISBN 109051837933
    ISBN 109789051837933

    The Grotesque in Art and Literature challenges theologians and religious leaders to give serious attention to art as a companion discipline in understanding the Gospel. It Price: $   A character whose behavior and more importantly appearance are out of the ordinary, bizarre, ugly and abnormal. Probably the most famous example is Quasimodo The Hunchback of Notre Dame in Victor Hugo's novel. Quasimodo means in the form of a man. Despite his grotesque appearance he is a tragic character full of pathos as his love for Esmeralda is doomed.

    ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: pages ; 22 cm. Contents: Laughing in pain with Nathanael West / Ralph Ciancio --Excavations of the grotesque in Peter Schaffer's Equus / Michael Quigley --Disconnected voices, displaced bodies: the dismembered couple in Beckett's Krapp's last tape, Happy days and Play / Mary Catanzaro --Uncomfortable reflections in .   Buy a cheap copy of Grotesque book by Natsuo Kirino. Life at the prestigious Q High School for Girls in Tokyo exists on a precise social axis: a world of insiders and outsiders, of haves and have-nots. Beautiful Free shipping over $/5(5).

    chapter i. origin of caricature and grotesque.—spirit of caricature in egypt.—monsters: python and gorgon.—greece.—the dionysiac ceremonies, and origin of the drama.—the old comedy.—love of parody.—parodies on subjects taken from grecian mythology: the visit to the lover: apollo at delphi.—the partiality for parody continued among the romans: the flight of Æneas. Leonard CASSUTO: Jack London's Class-Based Grotesque. Kelly ANSPAUGH: Jean qui rit and Jean qui pleure: James Joyce, Wyndham Lewis and The High Modern Grotesque. Greg METCALF: The Soul In The Meatsuit: Ivan Albright, Hannibal Lecter and The Body Grotesque. Tim LIBRETTI: What A Dirty Way To Get Clean: The Grotesque in The Modern American Novel.


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When Sherwood Anderson submitted his manuscript of Winesburg, Ohio to a publisher it had a different title; he had named it The Book of the gh the publisher changed the name of the book, he left the title of the Introduction the same, so Winesburg begins with a sketch that is not about Winesburg or George Willard, but about the concept of the grotesque.

Literary Terms: Gothic, Grotesque, and The Uncanny Today, we are pleased to present the Halloween edition of our Literary Terms series. Here at TMR, we love scary stories, and it is useful to examine the vocabulary we use to describe the fiction that frightens us. He traces the history of the grotesque from ancient cave drawings and their possible meanings through the Gothic and Renaissance periods, and then through its use, not only in art criticism, but in the heart of literature, particularly in Bronte, Poe, Mann, Conrad, and O'Connor.

This book is a Cited by: Books shelved as grotesque: The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka, Geek Love by Katherine Dunn, The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson, Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk.

Enjoyed reading the book, Grotesque. Apparently the author did his research before writing this book. Very eye opening to the events that were common practice at mental institutions during this time frame.

Also gave the reader insight into the life of an abused child. I /5(7). The concept of the grotesque in literature underwent an important shift during the Romantic period, which focused on the dark and demonic nature of the grotesque, though its comical aspect was still present.

The merging of incongruent elements is precisely where the affective power of the grotesque lies. Grotesque figures appear widely in classical mythology, art, and architecture, as well as Gothic literature, and are often used to explore dark and painful themes.

Many of the characters in Winesburg, Ohio seem to be the real-life, humanized versions of the demonic grotesques that appear in. Modern American Grotesque by James Goodwin explores meanings of the grotesque in American culture and explains their importance within our literature and photography.

What Flannery O’Connor said in the s of American mass media—that the problem for a serious writer of the grotesque is “one of finding something that is not grotesque Cited by: 6. Read The Book of the Grotesque of Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson.

The text begins: THE BOOK OF THE GROTESQUE THE WRITER, an old man with a white mustache, had some difficulty in getting into bed. The windows of the house in which he lived were high and he wanted to look at the trees when he awoke in the morning.

A carpenter came to fix the bed so that it would be on a level with the. Defining the grotesque in a concise and objective manner is notoriously difficult. When researching the term for his classic study On the Grotesque: Strategies of Contradiction in Art and Literature (), Geoffrey Galt Harpham observed that the grotesque is hard to pin down because it is defined as being in opposition to something rather than possessing any defining quality in and of itself.

The book revolves around a girl of mixed heritage (Yuriko) who is beautiful to the point of unnatural, like she should not even exist on this earth. The girl's older sister is the unnamed na Grotesque is an exploration of many things/5.

In the end he wrote a book which he called "The Book of the Grotesque." It was never published, but I saw it once and it made an indelible impression on my mind. The book had one central thought that is very strange and has always remained with me. The opening chapter, titled “The Book of the Grotesque,” is a tale about an old writer whose unpublished manuscript it appears the narrator once read.

Today In: ArtsAuthor: David Bahr. THE BOOK OF THE GROTESQUE. The writer, an old man with a white mustache, had some difficulty in getting into bed. The windows of the house in which he lived were high and he wanted to look at the trees when he awoke in the morning. First published inthis book provides a helpful overview of the grotesque and its use in a number of literary genres including novels, drama and poetry.

After providing a historical summary of the term, the book discusses the various defining aspects of the grotesque and its relationship to other terms and modes of literature, such as satire, the comic and parody.

Anderson, however, does not make the connection explicit: he never confirms that the reader is reading the old man's "Book of the Grotesque," and even goes so far as to note that the "Book of the Grotesque" was never published.

Nevertheless, the connection between the old man's grotesques and the inhabitants of Winesburg is clear. First published inthis book provides a helpful overview of the grotesque and its use in a number of literary genres including novels, drama and poetry.

After providing a historical summary of the term, the book discusses the various defining aspects of the grotesque and its relationship to other terms and modes of literature, such as 5/5(1).

Home» Books» A history of caricature & grotesque in literature and art. A history of caricature & grotesque in literature and art. Wright, Thomas Virtue Brothers & Co, Fritz Kredel, woodcutter and book illustrator, Nineteenth-century American landscape drawings in Cited by: About this Item: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, United States, Paperback.

Condition: New. F W Fairholt (illustrator). Language: English. Brand new Book. A History of Caricature and Grotesque In Literature and Art By Thomas Wright Fully Illustrated Brand New Edition A caricature is a rendered image showing the features of its subject in a simplified or exaggerated way.

Grotesque provides an invaluable and accessible guide to the use (and abuse) of this complex literary term. Justin D. Edwards and Rune Graulund explore the influence of the grotesque on cultural forms throughout history, with particular focus on its representation in literature, visual art and film.

The book: presents a history of the literary. "The Grotesque Protagonist" / Gilbert H. Muller --Six Characters in Search of an Author (Luigi Pirandello). "Luigi Pirandello's Six Characters in Search of an Author and the Grotesque" / J.R.

Holt --Winesburg, Ohio (Sherwood Anderson). "The Book of the Grotesque" / Irving Howe. Series Title: Bloom's literary themes. Responsibility.The grotesque, often defined as something fantastically distorted that attracts and repels, is a concept that has various meanings in literature.

This new volume contains twenty essays that explore the role of the grotesque in such works as Candide, Frankenstein, King Lear, The Metamorphosis, and many others.

Grotesque provides an invaluable and accessible guide to the use (and abuse) of this complex literary term. Justin D. Edwards and Rune Graulund explore the influence of the grotesque on cultural forms throughout history, with particular focus on its representation in literature, visual art and film.

The book: presents a history of the literary grotesque from Classical writing to the present Reviews: 1.