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What are , according to Kayser , the basic characteristics of grotesque imagery ?
Kayser ' s definitions first of all strike us by the gloomy , terrifying tone of the
grotesque world that alone the author sees . In reality gloom is completely ...
In the ages that followed , especially in the nineteenth century , the public at large
almost completely forgot the principle of laughter presented in macabre images .
They were interpreted in an unrelieved , serious aspect and became flat and ...
... and the child is strictly individualized and closed , the line of demarcation
cannot be removed . This is a completely new phase of the artistic conception of
bodily interaction . Finally , the new canon is completely alien to hyperbolization .
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ONE Rabelais in the History of Laughter
TWO The Language of the Marketplace in Rabelais
THREE PopularFestive Forms and Images in Rabelais
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