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Stages of the Clown: Perspectives on Modern Fiction from Dostoyevsky to Beckett Richard Pearce

Stages of the Clown: Perspectives on Modern Fiction from Dostoyevsky to Beckett

Richard Pearce

Published October 1st 1970
ISBN : 9780809304493
Hardcover
184 pages
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In this illuminating study of the grotesque and black comedy, Mr. Pearce traces the classic clown tradition in the works of Beckett, Flannery O’Connor, Kafka, Faulkner, William Burroughs, Nabokov, Günter Grass, and other modern writers. The “stages”MoreIn this illuminating study of the grotesque and black comedy, Mr. Pearce traces the classic clown tradition in the works of Beckett, Flannery O’Connor, Kafka, Faulkner, William Burroughs, Nabokov, Günter Grass, and other modern writers. The “stages” of the title refer to the historical development and concept of the clown from classical to modern literature. The author’s radical perspective on the clown as the hero in a world of the absurd is especially important.