American grotesque  

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"Even though the writer who produces grotesque fiction may not consider his characters any more freakish than ordinary fallen man usually is, his audience is going to; and it is going to ask him–or more often, tell him–why he has chosen to bring such maimed souls alive. Thomas Mann has said that the grotesque is the true anti-bourgeois style, but I believe that in this country, the general reader has managed to connect the grotesque with the sentimental, for whenever he speaks of it favorably, he seems to associate it with the writer's compassion." --Flannery O'Connor, "Some Aspects of the Grotesque in Southern Fiction", 1960.

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This page American grotesque is about the grotesque sensibility in American art, literature and theory.

This is a list of American artists and writers working in the grotesque, based on a list by David Lavery[1].

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Theory

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