The Grotesque In Art And Literature

The Grotesque In Art And Literature

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Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company

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The Grotesque In Art And Literature

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.

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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

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

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