The Grotesque in Art and Literature  

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"As long as the ornamental and pictorial grotesques were regarded merely as something alien to nature and arising from the artist's 'subjective' imagination, they could justly be rejected by those who held that art is based on the principle of imitation."

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Das Groteske. Seine Gestaltung in Dichtung und Malerei (Eng: The Grotesque in Art and Literature) is a work on grotesque art and literature by Wolfgang Kayser first published in 1957, translated in 1981 into English by Columbia University Press.



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