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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English Author Kayser, Kayeer, Sean rated it really liked it Dec 24, For Harpham this effect is the establishment through the grotesque of a structure of estrangement, separated from the completely fantastic by the maintenance of the reality of the world while deconstructing the illusion of its basic reliability.

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Peter Dobey rated it liked it Jun 09, For subsequent critics such as Geoffrey Harpham, the primary task was one of delimitation that separated the grotesque from related terms that might pollute a pure definition of an inherently kayserr concept. Malveillance rated it really liked it Sep 26, Australian National University Library. If you don’t know the literature examples, the ideas are sometimes a bit hard to follow, but the book was still very nice to read.

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Open to the public. University of South Australia. Demi rated it it was amazing Aug 12, Preface de Cromwell and Hernani. The Grotesque in Art and Literaturetrans.

The Grotesque in Art and Literature by Wolfgang Kayser

Open to the public ; Lanny rated it it was amazing Dec 18, Gabriela rated it it was amazing Feb 13, Books by Wolfgang Kayser. Not a book I would There are parts of kaysef book that are brilliantly illuminating, but other parts are like trudging through ankle deep mud. Rabelais and His World Trans.

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These 8 locations in All: Kayser’s descriptions lack the comic side of grotesque almost completely, but otherwise his views felt logical and believable. Princeton University Press, Rather than focusing on the contrast between the grotesque and other qualifiers, however, they preferred to elucidate the grotesque as itself an embodiment of subservient contrastive elements, usually the horrific and the ludicrous.

Ironically Harpham also recognizes that it is this very effective definition that makes a formative historical definition impossible, for if the grotesque is characterized by the discomfort it kaysfr in its audience, it is then reliant upon the collective consciousness consciosnessthe shared culturally and historically specific conventions, beliefs and attitudes of its relative context.


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The art of our own day shows a greater affinity to the grotesque than that of any other epoch. To move beyond itself, however, grotesque theory first focused in. None of your libraries hold this item. Rather than contrast the grotesque to the sublimemodern theorists concerned themselves with distinguishing it from similar terms such as the horrific by highlighting the inherent contrastive dimensionality of the grotesque on the one hand with the self-contained and unambiguous related terms on the other.

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Wei Lin rated it liked it Sep 29, Subjects Grotesque in art. Kayser’s descriptions lack the comic side of grotesque almost completely, but otherwise his views fel An interesting book about the history and traditions of grotesque. These online bookshops told us they have this item: Grotesqu online Borrow Buy Freely available Show 0 more links I found Kayser’s almost psychological view of the grotesque quite surprising: To include a comma in your tag, surround the tag with double quotes.