The Grotesque In Art And Literature

The Grotesque In Art And Literature

by James Luther Adams, Wilson (Eds.) Yates
     
 

ISBN-10: 0802842674

ISBN-13: 9780802842671

Pub. Date: 03/19/1997

Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company

While there has been a growing interest in the use of grotesque imagery in art and literature, very little attention has been given to the religious and theological significance of such imagery. This fascinating book redresses that neglect by exploring the religious meaning of the grotesque and its importance as a subject for theological inquiry.  See more details below

Overview

While there has been a growing interest in the use of grotesque imagery in art and literature, very little attention has been given to the religious and theological significance of such imagery. This fascinating book redresses that neglect by exploring the religious meaning of the grotesque and its importance as a subject for theological inquiry.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802842671
Publisher:
Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date:
03/19/1997
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
0.68(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Preface
Homage to James Luther Adams
1An Introduction to the Grotesque: Theoretical and Theological Considerations1
2The Grotesque and Our Future69
3The Grotesque, Theologically Considered75
4Carnal Abominations: The Female Body as Grotesque83
5Hieronymus Bosch: The Grotesque and We113
6Ugly Beauty in Christian Art125
7Francis Bacon: The Iconography of Crucifixion, Grotesque Imagery, and Religious Meaning143
8Grinning Death's-Head: Hamlet and the Vision of the Grotesque193
9The Religious Dimensions of the Grotesque in Literature: Toni Morrison's Beloved227
10The Dramatic Version of Ballad of a Sweet Dream of Peace: A Charade for Easter, with the author's introduction243
Contributors275
Permissions277

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