The Grotesque in Art and Literature (Morningside Book)

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9780231053372: The Grotesque in Art and Literature (Morningside Book)

VERY GOOD softcover, clean text, solid binding, NO remainders NOT ex-library slight shelfwear / storage-wear; WE SHIP FAST. Carefully packed and quickly sent. 201512364 Wolfgang Kayser's landmark study considers the nature of the grotesque in art and literature from its late Renaissance origins, through its Romantic variations, to its place in the 20th century. Drawing upon his broad historical perspective, linguistic knowledge, and aesthetic sensitivity, Kayser offers a definition of the term and of the genre. His analysis leads him to manifestations of the grotesque in such varied contexts as the commedia dell 'arte and the Sturm und Drang period, the works of such writers as Schlegel, E.T.A. Hoffman, Poe, Gogol, Pirandello, and Kafka, and the art of such painters as Bosch, Pieter Bruegel, Goya, and Dali. In each instance, Kayser perceives the presence of the grotesque -- that "estranged world" that preys upon our dreams and imaginations. We recommend selecting Priority Mail wherever available. (No shipping to Mexico, Brazil or Italy.)

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