grotesquerie


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Synonyms for grotesquerie

ludicrous or incongruous unnaturalness or distortion

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I'd like to argue that writers consider employing grotesquerie as a powerful creative force to resist or subvert the tools of normalization.
In doing so, Poe devises an anthropocentric text that derives significance both from the paradoxical treatment of the human-beast figure and an ancillary reaction of the readers to that figure's grotesquerie.
My Ugly Sisters are not danced by men as that can give the story a level of grotesquerie," he says.
With his wild extremes of timbre, range, and dynamics, Ligeti created an arrestingly apt sound world for the libretto's Ghel-derode-inspired grotesquerie, in which Death's determination to end the world at midnight is thwarted by a "life force" amassing the powers of sex, alcohol, gluttony, and political chicanery.
The 'tram rattle and ship horn', fog and fever, half-dried river and mudflats of 'By the Black Stream' have mostly disappeared from the reconfigured post-industrial city that Belfast now is, yet Fiacc's poem, with its Joycean tap-root and its masks of expressionist grotesquerie, remains a stunning image of that past, as alive today as when Fiacc first imagined it.
The white massas became the real butt of the joke and turned some of the attention away from the grotesquerie of blackness that was blackface.
The final battle has a pleasing, modern Ray Harryhausen look to it, and the combination of martial arts and digital grotesquerie works.
This can in many respects inspire us especially today, when in an attempt to rid The Bartered Bride of earlier symbolism of the joyful socialist present, Czech directors have been going to the other extreme and replacing attention to real characterisation with superficial grotesquerie (meanwhile abroad the production is being updated with various better or worse results).
That is precisely the essence of the grotesque: the creatures portrayed in grotesquerie only induce laughter in the public: their suffering, even if mortally painful, is never taken seriously by any one, since it is considered part of the carnival.
In a blood-spattered, gore-filled, nudity-laced, and unnecessarily eroticized grotesquerie, the Spartans as envisioned by master illustrator Frank Miller have now leapt onto movie screens around the country in the form of the film 300, the cinematic version of Miller's graphical novel of the same name.
Even though there might not again be a grotesquerie like The Late Late Show where (to the eternal disgrace of RTE--Radio Telefis Eireann, Ireland's state-financed public broadcaster) "Father" Michael Cleary was allowed to present a collection of gravely disabled people to illustrate his point that if the unborn were not protected by the constitution women would choose not to have disabled babies and the wheelchair users surrounding him in the television studio would have been murdered in the womb.
Through this concept Bakhtin emphasized a form of "grotesque realism" which "turns conventional aesthetics on its head in order to locate a new kind of popular, convulsive, rebellious beauty, one that dares to reveal the grotesquerie of the powerful and the latent beauty of the vulgar.
So it was an act of grotesquerie when the President of the United States followed the bloody footprints of the Vice President up Capitol Hill to seek "clarity" about what the definition of "outrages upon personal dignity" is.
The early modern English imagination teemed with monsters: specimens of grotesquerie characterized by the absence or excess of limbs, heads, bulging protuberances, and irrelevant skin.
Moving away from the quaint and the picturesque, Grene points out, "Hynes gave to the play a new grotesquerie and a new violence.