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The Grotesque in Art and Literature

The Grotesque in Art and Literature

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Published by McGraw-Hill .
Written in English


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The Grotesque echoed some of the darker and stranger stories found in that previous read. As a whole it was very dark, Gothic, and, to me, ponderous. There are a few passages where action occurs quickly, but for most of the book the pace is languid/5. - Buy Kayser: The Grotesque In Art And Literature (cloth) book online at best prices in India on Read Kayser: The Grotesque In Art And Literature (cloth) book reviews & author details and more at Free delivery on qualified : W Kayser.

This book illustrates the origin of the word "Grotesque". Initially, the term was coined to describe an ornate art form that was anything but ugly or deformed, it's a celebration of forms; a metaphoric blending of human, animal, plant and architectural shapes that had no religious or moral message, other than that of Unity.3/5(2). The Grotesque in Art and Literature: Wolfgang Kayser, Ulrich Weisstein: Books - 5/5(1).

This second, more threatening form of the grotesque seems to have taken shape during the sixteenth century, and although, as Ruskin asserts, the grotesque has often assumed playful forms during the past two centuries, the more common, darker kind has commanded most attention in art, literature, and criticism. The Historical European Grotesque. The American Grotesque (in a delimited sense to include all 'the Americas') The Grotesque and Expressionism and Dada including Salomo Friedlaender (Mynona)'s polar philosophy and Grotesque Sonnets. The Asian, African, and Indian possibilities of the grotesque, ie global grotesque studies.


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Modern novels, modern paintings and sculpture are replete with grotesque features. In this modern classic of criticism, Wolfgang Kayser traces the historical development of the grotesque from the Italian Reanissance (which originated the word "grottesco") through the "chimeric" world of the commedia dell'arte, Sturm und Drang, Cited by: I read The Grotesque in Art and Literature by Wolfgang Kayser in It turned me on to a number of authors and literary works and was itself something of a literary treat.

Everyone has different tastes and interests, of course, but for me reading this book was one of the most enriching and pleasurable nonfiction reading experiences in my life.5/5(3).

Still, in all, The Grotesque in Art and Literature is fascinating reading: well written, insightful, synthesizing various disciplinary approaches in an attempt to gain a view of the whole subject.

Moreover, the subject of the grotesque may well become one of great interest to believers in the postmodern era.4/5(1). The Grotesque in Art and Literature. The art of our own day shows a greater affinity to the grotesque than that of any other epoch. Modern novels, modern paintings and sculpture are replete with grotesque features/5.

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' by: The Grotesque in Art and Literature exaggeration familiar fantastic feel figures Fischart forces Friedrich Friedrich Schlegel genre German Goethe Gothic novel Groteske grotesque elements Hieronymus Bosch horror Hugo human humor individual infernal interpretation Jean Paul Kafka's kind The grotesque in art and literature Morningside Book.

Animal figures fused with humans, faces wracked with screams of abject anguish, grinning skulls, and bizarre reifications of angst, suffering, death and scatology are some examples of images of the grotesque used in art and literature throughout the centuries. These images provide us with an arresting way of looking at the world in which we livea paradoxical world of freedom and Pages: The art of our own day shows a greater affinity to the grotesque than that of any other epoch.

Modern novels, modern paintings and sculpture are replete with grotesque features. In this modern classic of criticism, Wolfgang Kayser traces the historical development of the grotesque from the Italian Reanissance (which originated the word Author: Wolfgang Kayser.

The grotesque has been adopted by a succession of artists as a way to push beyond established boundaries; explore alternate modes of experience and expression; and challenge the status quo. Examining specific images Frances Connelly examines how the concept of the "grotesque" has influenced the history, practice, and theory of art in the /5(10).

In other cases, the environment described may be grotesque - whether urban (Charles Dickens), or the literature of the American south which has sometimes been termed "Southern Gothic.".

Sometimes the grotesque in literature has been explored in terms of social and cultural formations such as the carnival (-esque). It spans genres of art looking for the origin, perpetuation, and implications of the grotesque.

This is a good introductory book, and spawns many questions, points for investigation, creative ideas while taking the reader through history, art, literature, psychology, philosophy, myth, and magic/5.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Kayser, Wolfgang, Grotesque in art and literature. Gloucester, Mass., P. Smith, [©]. The grotesque in literature focuses on the human body, and all the ways that it can be distorted or exaggerated: its aim is to simultaneously elicit our empathy and disgust.

Very much like the uncanny, the grotesque draws its power from the combination of the familiar and the unfamiliar, or the familiar distorted. While there has been a growing interest in the use of grotesque imagery in art and literature, very little attention has been given to the religious and theological significance of such imagery.

This fascinating book redresses that neglect by exploring the religious meaning of the grotesque and its importance as a subject for theological inquiry. 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.

The Grotesque in Art and Literature: Theological Reflections. While there has been a growing interest in the use of grotesque imagery in art and literature, very little attention has been given to the religious and theological significance of such imagery.

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Preface. 9: The Word and its Meaning. The Extension of the Meaning of Grotesque. The Grotesque in Art and Literature Wolfgang Johannes Kayser Snippet view -   The Grotesque in Art and Literature by Wolfgang Kayser,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(55).

In art, performance, and literature, however, grotesque may also refer to something that simultaneously invokes in an audience a feeling of uncomfortable bizarreness as well as sympathetic pity. More specifically, the grotesque forms on Gothic buildings, when not used as drain-spouts, should not be called gargoyles.

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Mathew began his foray into grotesque sculpture by wandering amidst the Collegiate Gothic buildings of Yale University. There he began photographing and researching these structures and their features, resulting in his first book: An Education in the Grotesque: The Gargoyles of Yale University, which is available at The Grotesque in Art and Literature MA/PhD.

Class Time: Wednesdays, – Instructor: Shun-liang Chao E-mail: @ Office Hours: Tuesdays, – or by appointment. The grotesque is one of the most obvious forms art .Grotesque in Art and Literature. Both a historical survey and an attempt at defini-tion, Kayser's book takes the fundamental attribute of the grotesque to be the power of evoking in audience or reader a sense of the radical alienness of the world, its "es-trangement" from man, its essential absurd-ity.

The grotesque effects this by depicting.