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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 alien
Such an opposition is completely contrary to the system of grotesque imagery , in
which death is not a negation of life seen as the great body of all the people but
part of life as a whole — its indispensable component , the condition of its ...
The combination of human and animal forms is one of the most ancient images ,
but it is completely alien to La Bruyère , the faithful spokesman of his time . He is
used to conceive being as something finished , stable , completed , clear , and ...
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