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THE GROTESQUE (Bloom's Literary Themes)


The grotesque, often defined as something fantastically distorted that attracts and repels, is a concept that has various meanings in literature. This new volume contains 20 essays that explore the role of the grotesque in such works as 'Candide', 'Frankenstein', 'King Lear', 'The Metamorphosis', and many others. Some essays have been written specifically for the series; others are excerpts of important critical analyses from selected books and journals.

Series Introduction by Harold Bloom: Themes and Metaphors
Volume Introduction by Harold Bloom
- The American and European Grotesque
- As I Lay Dying (William Faulkner)
- The Bacchae (Euripides)
- The Birds (Aristophanes)
- Candide (Voltaire)
- Don Quixote (Miguel de Cervantes)
- Edgar Allan Poe's Short Stories (Edgar Allan Poe)
- Frankenstein (Mary Shelley)
- "Good Country People" (Flannery O’Connor)
- Gulliver's Travels (Jonathan Swift)
- Henry IV, Part I (William Shakespeare)
- Inferno (Dante Alighieri)
- King Lear (William Shakespeare)
- The Metamorphosis (Franz Kafka)
- Miss Lonelyhearts (Nathanael West)
- The Mysterious Stranger (Mark Twain)
- "The Overcoat" (Nikolai Gogol)
- "Revelation" (Flannery O’Connor)
- Six Characters in Search of an Author (Luigi Pirandello)
- Winesburg, Ohio (Sherwood Anderson)


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