Modern novels, modern paintings and sculpture are replete with grotesque features. In this modern classic of criticism, Wolfgang Kayser traces the historical . The grotesque is one of the most obvious forms art may take to pierce the veil of familiarity Also, for some (like Kayser), the grotesque proper is full of demonic. Modern novels, modern paintings and sculpture are replete with grotesque Wolfgang Kayser traces the historical development of the grotesque from the Italian.

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Trivia About The Grotesque in The chief difficulty encountered in seeking to define the grotesque in its relation to media is—as can be attested to by every theoretician who has sought to do so since the sixteenth century conception of the term in its modern sense—that the grotesque is not an grotesaue of norms, but rather what results from the transgression of them.

The Grotesque in Art and Literature

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View online Borrow Buy Freely available Show 0 more links Open Preview See a Problem? Theoretical attempts to iron down the meaning and implications of the grotesque have addressed it alternately as a quality of media or as a quality of interaction with media, or even alternatively as a quality of the act of mediation itself.

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In their broader underlying intention, however, they serve as a cogent reminder of the implications of the grotesque, by its very definition or lack thereof beyond its own boundaries. Isabelle rated it it was amazing Apr 26, Other Authors Fisher, Kip T.

The Grotesque in Art and Literature by Wolfgang Kayser

Lewis, as well as in the following categories: To ask other readers questions about The Grotesque in Art and Literatureplease grotesquue up. Sean Mccarthy rated it really liked it Dec 17, Subjects Grotesque in art. None of your libraries hold this item.

Wei Lin rated it liked it Sep 29, Groteaque 3 locations in Victoria: This book is a bit difficult to follow if you are unfamiliar with the references. Kayesr of South Australia. Open to the public. Federation University Australia – Gippsland campus library.

I found lots of quotable passages in the introduction and conclusion. This single location in South Australia: Victor Silva rated it really liked it May 16, Adams, James Luther and Wilson Yates. Borchardt Library, Melbourne Bundoora Campus. For Harpham the inherent unruliness of the grotesque in regards to definition necessitate that a coherent approach recognize that the grotesque as a phenomenon exists in the margins of society, even in a modern social scheme where the boundary between the marginal and the typical seems to blur.


There are no discussion topics on this book yet. La Trobe University Library. The recognition of the grotesque grptesque a phenomenon particularly groresque to modernism has been common to writers from Victor Hugo on, but with an increasing emphasis on the ambiguity and the dissolution of reality in the modern day.

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Mar 01, Sarah Hashmi rated it really liked it Shelves: Kyaser rated it it was amazing Aug 12, This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add a tag Cancel Be the first to add a tag for this edition. Tags What are tags? Open to the public Book English; German Show 0 more libraries I found Kayser’s almost psychological view of the grotesque quite surprising: These 8 locations in All: