The Modern Satiric Grotesque and Its Traditions

The Modern Satiric Grotesque and Its Traditions

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Thomas Mann predicted that no manner or mode in literature would be so typical or so pervasive in the twentieth century as the grotesque. Assuredly he was correct. The subjects and methods of our comic literature (and much of our other literature) are regularly disturbing and often repulsive -- no laughing matter.

In this ambitious study, John R. Clark seeks to elucidate the major tactics and topics deployed in modern literary dark humor. In Part I he explores the… (more)


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Publisher: The University Press of Kentucky (May 11, 2021)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 224 pages

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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