Talk:Grotesque

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pumpkins[edit]

WHat do pumpkins have to do with the Grotesque?

They're grotesque. --Jupiter Optimus Maximus (talk) 13:14, 28 June 2008 (UTC)

Czech "groteska"[edit]

The Czech (and also Polish?) "groteska" is silent comedies (Chaplin, for example, with a lot of slapstick) and also puppet theatre. What is the origin of this usage of the term? Sladek 14:04, 26 April 2007 (UTC)—The preceding unsigned comment was added by Sladek (talkcontribs) 16:14, 25 April 2007 (UTC).

why this[edit]

How is this helpful or even meaningful? Sherwood Anderson, in his 1919 short story collection Winesburg, Ohio, included a prefatory chapter titled "The Book of the Grotesque" in which he established the idea of the grotesque character as an overarching principle in his book. So what, his book has something grotesque? Or is he defining it, and if so, how and why?--FlammingoHey 22:06, 14 May 2007 (UTC)

I thought it was relevant to a discussion of the grotesque in literature that a major work of American literature explicitly defined itself as "grotesque." I think it's worth keeping in. Ellisjudd (talk) 20:35, 18 October 2009 (UTC)

It is relevant, but its gone now. Someone should put it back in. Sherwood Anderson coined the phrase as we use it to refer to American lit. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.39.105.11 (talk) 23:38, 15 June 2010 (UTC)

Darth Vader[edit]

Could Darth Vader be considered a grotesque in fiction? After all, he does inspire both empathy and disgust. --Jupiter Optimus Maximus (talk) 13:14, 28 June 2008 (UTC)

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Why is Rémi Astruc particularly relevant to this article?[edit]

"Rémi Astruc has argued" really seems to come out of nowhere. --Leon-alms (talk) 13:54, 31 July 2016 (UTC)

Subject of article[edit]

Not clear what this article is actually about. It reads like a dictionary entry. Richard New Forest (talk) 19:53, 10 September 2016 (UTC)

Which definition?[edit]

The lead to this article is confusing, as it conflates two different notions of "groteque", even though they are related. It would seem to me that both notions are distinct and notable and worthy of inclusion in Wikipedia, but it is distracting to have distinct ideas competing for focus within this article, with ambiguity as to which the focus of the article is on. Maybe it's even worth having three articles, one describing grotesque (ornamentation), one describing grotesque (repugnance), and one describing grotesque (dissonant theme), where the thematic description could be an encompassing article, giving an overarching continuity between the other notions. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 75.139.254.117 (talk) 20:56, 20 October 2016 (UTC)