Masters Of The Grotesque

Download Masters Of The Grotesque ebook PDF or Read Online books in PDF, EPUB, and Mobi Format. Click Download or Read Online button to Masters Of The Grotesque book pdf for free now.

Masters Of The Grotesque

Author : Schuy R. Weishaar
ISBN : 9781476600604
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 77.69 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 690
Read : 337

The concepts and theories surrounding the aesthetic category of the grotesque are explored in this book by pursuing their employment in the films of American auteurs Tim Burton, Terry Gilliam, the Coen Brothers and David Lynch. The author argues that interpreting these directors’ films through the lens of the grotesque allows us1to situate both the auteurs and the films within a long history of the grotesque in art and aesthetics. This cultural tradition effectively subsumes the contribution of any artist or1genre that intersects it but also affords the artist or genre—the auteur and the genre filmmaker—a pantheon and an abundance of images, themes, and motifs through which he1or she can subversively represent the world and our place in it.
Category: Performing Arts

Sanctum Sanctorum

Author : Justin Mandela Roberts
ISBN : 9781532656903
Genre : Religion
File Size : 52.80 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 910
Read : 498

This book seeks to answer the question, “What is holiness?” What do we talk about when we talk about holiness? We might describe many things as holy, but as Socrates says, what is “the essential aspect, by which all holy acts are holy?” Sanctum Sanctorum gives an account of the holy from within the Christian participatory tradition, and argues that holiness is included in a special category of divine names that Christian metaphysics calls “transcendentals” (which are five: being, one, truth, goodness, and beauty). Moreover, holiness stands in a hierarchical relationship to the other five transcendentals, as the culmination or concentration of the rest. Only by understanding holiness as the “head” of the transcendentals, as “the” transcendental, can one account for all the complexity the idea of the holy conjures. Therefore, holiness is the transcendental of the transcendentals. It adds the aspect of reverence to existence and, as such, it is constituted by the formula sanctum sanctorum (Holy-of-holies) which extends from the divine nature through the triune life to all creation.
Category: Religion

The Grotesque Dancer On The Eighteenth Century Stage

Author : Rebecca Harris-Warrick
ISBN : 0299203549
Genre : Literary Criticism
File Size : 81.41 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 543
Read : 733

Italian ballet in the eighteenth century was dominated by dancers trained in the style known as "grotesque"?a virtuoso style that combined French ballet technique with a vigorous athleticism that made Italian dancers in demand all over Europe. Gennaro Magri's Trattato teorico-prattico di ballo, the only work from the eighteenth century that explains the practices of midcentury Italian theatrical dancing, is a starting point for investigating this influential type of ballet and its connections to the operatic and theatrical genres of its day. The Grotesque Dancer on the Eighteenth-Century Stage examines the theatrical world of the ballerino grottesco, Magri's own career as a dancer in Italy and Vienna, the genre of pantomime ballet as it was practiced by Magri and his colleagues across Europe, the relationships between dance and pantomime in this type of work, the music used to accompany pantomime ballets, and the movement vocabulary of the grotesque dancer. Appendices contain scenarios from eighteenth-century pantomime ballets, including several of Magri's own devising; an index to the step-vocabulary discussed in Magri's book; and an index of dancers in Italy known to have performed as grotteschi. Illustrations, music examples, and dance notations also supplement the text.
Category: Literary Criticism

Daggers Of The Mind

Author : Ethelbert Courtland Barksdale
ISBN : UCSC:32106007437137
Genre : Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.)
File Size : 27.77 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 662
Read : 1034

Category: Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.)

Life Saving

Author : Josephine Hart
ISBN : 9781844088720
Genre : Literary Criticism
File Size : 64.73 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 417
Read : 804

Josephine Hart, author of the bestselling novel Damage, had what she called 'a long love affair' with poetry. It was an affair that started as a child and lasted until her untimely death at the age of sixty-nine in 2011. She said 'I was a word child' growing up in Ireland 'a country of word children where life was language before it was anything else'. As a teenager and later she found the poetry of Eliot, Larkin, Yeats and others a lifeline,'a route map through life'. In the late 1980s, Hart, by now a successful West End theatre producer, began a hugely popular event in which actors read the words of the great poets to an enraptured audience. In 2004, The Josephine Hart Poetry Hour moved to the British Library, where it remains today. By her own admission, Josephine Hart gave 'dead poets society' . But she also gave them intelligent and exciting introductions; all of which are now collected here in this volume. They are insightful, even great, works in their own right. Life Saving leaves us an inspiring legacy. It takes us on a journey of the imagination to some of the greatest poems written in the English language and allows us to understand, intuitively and deeply, why poetry matters.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Secret Life Of Puppets

Author : Victoria Nelson
ISBN : 0674041410
Genre : Literary Criticism & Collections
File Size : 72.40 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 668
Read : 1135

In one of those rare books that allows us to see the world not as we've never seen it before, but as we see it daily without knowing, Victoria Nelson illuminates the deep but hidden attraction the supernatural still holds for a secular mainstream culture that forced the transcendental underground and firmly displaced wonder and awe with the forces of reason, materialism, and science. In a backward look at an era now drawing to a close, The Secret Life of Puppets describes a curious reversal in the roles of art and religion: where art and literature once took their content from religion, we came increasingly to seek religion, covertly, through art and entertainment. In a tour of Western culture that is at once exhilarating and alarming, Nelson shows us the distorted forms in which the spiritual resurfaced in high art but also, strikingly, in the mass culture of puppets, horror-fantasy literature, and cyborgs: from the works of Kleist, Poe, Musil, and Lovecraft to Philip K. Dick and virtual reality simulations. At the end of the millennium, discarding a convention of the demonized grotesque that endured three hundred years, a Demiurgic consciousness shaped in Late Antiquity is emerging anew to re-divinize the human as artists like Lars von Trier and Will Self reinvent Expressionism in forms familiar to our pre-Reformation ancestors. Here as never before, we see how pervasively but unwittingly, consuming art forms of the fantastic, we allow ourselves to believe.
Category: Literary Criticism & Collections

When Stories Travel

Author : Cristina Della Coletta
ISBN : 142140365X
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 40.21 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 854
Read : 1046

Adapting fiction into film is, as author Cristina Della Coletta asserts, a transformative encounter that takes place not just across media but across different cultures. In this book, Della Coletta explores what it means when the translation of fiction into film involves writers, directors, and audiences who belong to national, historical, and cultural formations different from that of the adapted work. In particular, Della Coletta examines narratives and films belonging to Italian, North American, French, and Argentine cultures. These include Luchino Visconti’s adaptation of James M. Cain’s The Postman Always Rings Twice, Federico Fellini’s version of Edgar Allan Poe’s story "Never Bet the Devil Your Head," Alain Corneau’s film based on Antonio Tabucchi’s Notturno indiano, and Bernardo Bertolucci’s take on Jorge Luis Borges’s "Tema del traidor y del héroe." In her framework for analyzing these cross-cultural film adaptations, Della Coletta borrows from the philosophical hermeneutics of Hans-Georg Gadamer and calls for a "hermeneutics of estrangement," a practice of mediation and adaptation that defines cultures, nations, selfhoods, and their aesthetic achievements in terms of their transformative encounters. Stories travel to unexpected and interesting places when adapted into film by people of diverse cultures. While the intended meaning of the author may not be perfectly reproduced, it still holds, Della Coletta argues, an equally valid and important intellectual claim upon its interpreters. With a firm grasp on the latest developments in adaptation theory, Della Coletta invites scholars of media studies, cultural history, comparative literature, and adaptation studies to deepen their understanding of this critical encounter between texts, writers, readers, and cultural movements.
Category: Performing Arts

The Grotesque In The Works Of Bruno Jasie Ski

Author : Agata Krzychylkiewicz
ISBN : 3039112171
Genre : Literary Criticism
File Size : 38.8 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 584
Read : 360

This book is the first critical attempt made in any language to re-examine the entire oeuvre of Bruno Jasieński (1901-1938). It takes into account the writer's lifelong concerns but places them in the context of the universal value of his writing, generated by his modernist passions and his fascination with the grotesque - an artistic device that was consonant with his need to portray life in all its complexities. The author relies on the grotesque as an element that unifies Jasieński's futuristic poetry with his prose. Especially important in this regard is the close reading of Jasieński's satiric grotesques written in the Soviet Union. The author does not avoid the intricacies and difficult questions of Jasieński's ideological commitment but focuses mainly on the consequences that the highly ambivalent and ambiguous nature of the grotesque has on the interpretation of his work.
Category: Literary Criticism

Grotesque Ambivalence

Author : Mary Cosgrove
ISBN : 9783110934205
Genre : Literary Criticism
File Size : 43.9 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 770
Read : 1250

The focus of this volume is the prose work of the Austrian-Jewish writer Albert Drach (1902-1995). The author explores Drach's critique of totalitarian culture by examining his representations of power and powerlessness, identity and difference, along with cultural processes of exclusion. Drawing on areas as diverse as psychoanalysis, the grotesque and post-colonial theory, this study identifies a significant discursive difference between Drach's shorter fictional prose and the Holocaust trilogy. Drach's highly original linguistic dexterity, his much-discussed 'protocol style', offers a sophisticated critique of the relationship between power, insubordination and capitulation. This is the first English language study dedicated to the complex prose of Albert Drach. It is of interest to students and scholars of Austrian literature, German-Jewish literature as well as Exile and Holocaust Studies.
Category: Literary Criticism

Christina Rossetti S Gothic

Author : Serena Trowbridge
ISBN : 9781441170446
Genre : Literary Criticism
File Size : 74.76 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 501
Read : 513

The poetry of Christina Rossetti is often described as 'gothic' and yet this term has rarely been examined in the specific case of Rossetti's work. Based on new readings of the full range of her writings, from 'Goblin Market' to the devotional poems and prose works, this book explores Rossetti's use of Gothic forms and images to consider her as a Gothic writer. Christina Rossetti's Gothic analyses the poet's use of the grotesque and the spectral and the Christian roots and Pre-Raphaelite influences of Rossetti's deployment of Gothic tropes.
Category: Literary Criticism

Grotesque Alphabet Of 1464

Author : British Museum. Department of Prints and Drawings
ISBN : UOM:39015022742434
Genre : Alphabets
File Size : 72.29 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 320
Read : 493

Category: Alphabets

Schools And Masters Of Fencing

Author : Egerton Castle
ISBN : 9780486138756
Genre : History
File Size : 73.12 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 805
Read : 430

The definitive work on fencing history and the art swordsmanship traces the sport from its rough beginnings to its latter-day refinement, focusing primarily on the 16th-century development of the rapier and its popularity in Italy.
Category: History

Italian Grotesque Theater

Author : Luigi Chiarelli
ISBN : 0838638945
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 22.51 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 924
Read : 989

"Michael Vena highlights here some of the significant innovations of these "grotteschi" both in terms of ideas and in the relationship between author, actor, and the public, thereby suggesting that the time is ripe for a systematic rassessment of these and other voices of that brief but significant movement, widely acclaimed then, certainly underestimated now, and perhaps all along misunderstood."--BOOK JACKET.
Category: Performing Arts

Woman And Her Master

Author : Lady Morgan (Sydney)
ISBN : BSB:BSB10747830
Genre : Jewish women
File Size : 31.59 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 696
Read : 760

Category: Jewish women

Masterworks Of 20th Century Music

Author : Douglas Lee
ISBN : 9781136066900
Genre : Music
File Size : 38.20 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 308
Read : 614

"Masterworks of 20th-Century Music" introduces more than one hundred of the greatest compositions by world-renowned composer that have entered the standard orchestral repertory. The author surveyed dozens of major American orchestras to focus on those works that an average audience member is most likely to hear. Concertgoers who are intimated by the modern repertoire finally have a single resource that will help them understand and enjoy it. Like an educated guide, he walks the listener through the piece, explaining how all the elements come together to form a unified whole. This book serves the general reader interested in 20th-century music, plus students, teachers, and scholars.
Category: Music