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Author: Harold Bloom; Blake Hobby
Publisher: New York : Bloom's Literary Criticism, ©2009.
Series: Bloom's literary themes.
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Contains twenty critical essays that explore themes of the grotesque in various works, such as Voltaire's "Candide," Shelley's "Frankenstein," "Gogol's "The Overcoat," and Kafka's "The Metamorphosis."
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Genre/Form: études diverses
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harold Bloom; Blake Hobby
ISBN: 9780791098028 0791098028
OCLC Number: 259716213
Description: xviii, 218 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: The American and European Grotesque. "Notes on the Grotesque: Anderson, Brecht, and Williams" James Schevill --
As I Lay Dying (William Faulkner). "'Great God, What They Got in That Wagon?': Grotesque Intrusions in As I Lay Dying" Michael Gillum --
The Bacchae (Euripides). "The Bacchae" Siegfried Melchinger (Trans. Samuel R. Rosenbaum), in Euripides (1973) --The Birds (Aristophanes). "Empire and the Grotesque in Aristophanes' The Birds" / Khalil M. Habib --
Candide (Voltaire). "Optimism" by Voltaire (Trans. William F. Fleming), in Voltaire's Philosophical Dictionary, Vol. IV (1910) --
Don Quixote (Miguel de Cervantes). "Heine on Cervantes and the Don Quixote" / Heinrich Heine --
Edgar Allan Poe's Short Stories (Edgar Allan Poe). "The Grotesque in the Age of Romanticism: Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque" / Wolfgang Kayser (Trans. Ulrich Weisstein) --
Frankenstein (Mary Shelley). "Elements of the Grotesque Mary Shelley's Frankenstein" / Robert C. Evans --
"Good Country People" (Flannery O'Connor). "A Sharp Eye for the Grotesque Flannery O'Connor's 'Good Country People'" / Robert C. Evans --
Gulliver's Travels (Jonathan Swift). "The Political Significance of Gulliver's Travels" / C.H. Firth --
Henry IV, Part 1 (William Shakespeare). "The Grotesque Henry IV, Part 1" / John Kerr --
Inferno (Dante Alighieri). "Grotesque Renaissance" / John Ruskin --
King Lear (William Shakespeare). "King Lear and the Comedy of the Grotesque" / G. Wilson Knight --
The Metamorphosis (Franz Kafka). "Aspects of the Grotesque Franz Kafka's The Metamorphosis" / Robert C. Evans --
Miss Lonelyhearts (Nathanael West). "Carnival Virtues: Sex, Sacrilege, and the Grotesque in Nathanael West's Miss Lonelyhearts" / Blake G. Hobby, Zachary DeBoer --
The Mysterious Stranger (Mark Twain). "Grotesque Bodies Twain's The Mysterious Stranger" / Matthew J. Bolton --
"The Overcoat" (Nikolai Gogol). "Reading Gogol's Grotesque 'Overcoat'" / James N. Roney --
"Revelation" (Flannery O'Connor). "The Grotesque Protagonist" / Gilbert H. Muller --
Six Characters in Search of an Author (Luigi Pirandello). "Luigi Pirandello's Six Characters in Search of an Author and the Grotesque" / J.R. Holt --
Winesburg, Ohio (Sherwood Anderson). "The Book of the Grotesque" / Irving Howe.
Series Title: Bloom's literary themes.
Responsibility: edited and with an introduction by Harold Bloom ; volume editor, Blake Hobby.

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Discusses the role of the grotesque in Frankenstein; Edgar Allan Poe's short stories; and, Winesburg, Ohio. With excerpts of critical analyses and original essays, this title also discusses the use  Read more...

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