The Grotesque

1st Edition

Philip Thomson

Routledge
Published January 16, 2019
Reference - 90 Pages
ISBN 9781138233522 - CAT# Y309071
Series: The Critical Idiom Reissued

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Summary

First published in 1972, this book provides a helpful overview of the grotesque and its use in a number of literary genres including novels, drama and poetry. After providing a historical summary of the term, the book discusses the various defining aspects of the grotesque and its relationship to other terms and modes of literature, such as satire, the comic and parody. The final chapter presents the functions and purpose of the grotesque in literature.

This book will be a useful resource for those studying literary theory and literary works which include an element of the grotesque.

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