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The modern satiric grotesque and its traditions, John R. Clark

Label
The modern satiric grotesque and its traditions
Title
The modern satiric grotesque and its traditions
Statement of responsibility
John R. Clark
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 satiric strategies of authors of the grotesque, strategies that undercut conventional usage and form: the de-basement of heroes, the denigration of language and style, the disruption of normative narrative technique, and even the debunking of authors themselves. Part II surveys major recurrent themes of grotesquerie: tedium, scatology, cannibalism, dystopia, and Armageddon or the end of the world
Member of
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
COCUF
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1930-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Clark, John R.
Dewey number
809.7
Index
index present
LC call number
PN56.G7
LC item number
.C57 1991eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Grotesque in literature
  • Satire
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Grotesque in literature
  • Satire
  • Letterkunde
  • Het Groteske
  • Satires
Label
The modern satiric grotesque and its traditions, John R. Clark
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1. Dark Comedy. Deadly Laughter -- Satiric Gothic, Satiric Grotesque -- part 2. Stratagems. Degrading the Hero -- Debunking the Author -- Dislocating the Language -- Gaming with the Plot -- Further Intrusion and Obstruction -- Discordant Endings -- Infernal Repetition -- part 3. Themes. Ennui -- Scatology -- Cannibals -- Dystopias and Machines -- Entropy and Armageddon -- part 4. Conclusion. The Death of the Humanities
Control code
950967335
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 212 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813161358
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt129f4js
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)950967335
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
The modern satiric grotesque and its traditions, John R. Clark
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1. Dark Comedy. Deadly Laughter -- Satiric Gothic, Satiric Grotesque -- part 2. Stratagems. Degrading the Hero -- Debunking the Author -- Dislocating the Language -- Gaming with the Plot -- Further Intrusion and Obstruction -- Discordant Endings -- Infernal Repetition -- part 3. Themes. Ennui -- Scatology -- Cannibals -- Dystopias and Machines -- Entropy and Armageddon -- part 4. Conclusion. The Death of the Humanities
Control code
950967335
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 212 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813161358
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt129f4js
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)950967335
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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