The Grotesque and the Unnatural

by Markku Salmela and Jarkko Toikkanen

Table of Contents

Reading the Grotesque through the Unnatural

Chapter 1. The Grotesque: Concept and Characteristics

Chapter 2. Anamorphic Narrativity: Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall in the Renaissance Perspective

Chapter 3. Changing One’s Viewpoint on Nature: The Grotesque and French Medical Discourse in the Sixteenth Century

Chapter 4. Grotesque Knowledge in Daniel Defoe’s Journal of the Plague Year

Chapter 5. From the Naïve to the Unnatural: Friedrich Schlegel’s Early Romantic Notion of the Grotesque

Chapter 6. Heavy Flies: Disproportionate Narration in Literary Realism

Chapter 7. Unnatural Selection: Variation, Deviation and Excess at the Fin de Siècle (Alexandra Warwick)

Chapter 8. The Grotesque Landscape and the Naturalistic Method

Chapter 9. The Unnaturalness of Nature: Robert Frost’s “The Fear”

Chapter 10. The Unnatural, Grotesque Body (Politic) in David Almonds The Fire-Eaters and Jackdaw Summer




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