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The Modern Satiric Grotesque and Its Traditions

by John R. Clark

Thomas Mann predicted that no manner or mode in literature would be so typical or so pervasive in the twentieth century as the grotesque.

Andrey Bely: A Critical Review

by Gerald Janecek

Andrey Bely, novelist, essayist, theoretician, critic, and poet, was a central figure in the Russian Symbolist movement of the 1920s, the most important literary movement in Russia in this century.

Satire and Society in Wilhelmine Germany: Kladderadatsch and Simplicissimus, 1890–1914

by Ann Taylor Allen

The reign of Kaiser Wilhelm II was a transitional period in German history when the traditions of the nineteenth century were coming into conflict with the emerging cultural, social, and political patterns of the twentieth century.

The Metamorphoses of the Self: The Mystic, the Sensualist, and the Artist in the Works of Julien Green

by John M. Dunaway

American writer Julien Green’s (1900–1998) origins, artistic motivation, and identity was a source of mystery and confusion even for those that most fêted him.

A Mythic Journey: Gunter Grass's Tin Drum

by Edward Diller

Although The Tin Drum has often been called one of the great novels of the 20th century, most critics have been baffled in attempting to draw its apparent chaos into a single literary framework.