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Victorian culture and the idea of the grotesque

Author: Colin Trodd; Paul Barlow; David Amigoni
Publisher: Aldershot : Ashgate, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Monstrous, absurd, humorous, demotic and contradictory: the Grotesque is a protean force working across different areas of Victorian life. This text examines a wide range of sources and materials in  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Named Person: Ford Madox Brown; Thomas Carlyle; Richard Dadd; Samuel Johnson; John Ruskin; George Frederick Watts; Ford Madox Brown; John Ruskin; Richard Dadd; George Frederick Watts; George Frederick Watts; Thomas Woolner; Ford Madox Brown; Richard Dadd; John Ruskin; George Frederick Watts
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Colin Trodd; Paul Barlow; David Amigoni
ISBN: 1859283802 9781859283806
OCLC Number: 185678406
Description: xiv, 212 s. : illustrations
Contents: Introduction: the Grotesque. "Borrowing gargantua's mouth - biography, Bahktin and Grotesque discourse" - James Boswell, Thomas Carlyle and Leslie Stephen on Samuel Johnson, David Amigoni; Thomas Carlyle's Grotesque conceits, Paul Barlow; culture and energy - Ford Madox Brown, Thomas Carlyle and the Cromwellian Grotesque, Colin Trodd; "Griffinism, grace and all" - the riddle of the Grotesque in John Ruskin's Modern Painters, Lucy Hartley; Grotesque obscenities - Thomas Woolner's Civilisation and its discontents, Paul Barlow; "entangled banks" - Robert Browning, Richard Dadd, and the Darwinian Grotesque, Nicola Bown; monsters and monstrosities - Grotesque taste and Victorian design, Shelagh Wilson; turning back the Grotesque - G F Watts, the matter of painting and the oblivion of art, Colin Trodd.
Responsibility: edited by Colin Trodd, Paul Barlow and David Amigoni.

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