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The grotesque in the works of Bruno Jasieński


Agata Krzychylkiewicz

Contents: The grotesque - a historical overview of the term – Formal properties of the grotesque – Bruno Jasieński’s concept of art – Jasieński’s avant-garde and Futuristic poetry – Conflation of human body and machine – The nature of the grotesque dance – Relationship of the grotesque with apocalyptic and utopian elements in I Burn Paris – Jasieński’s attitude to socialist realism – Satire and the grotesque in The Ball of the Mannequins – An anti-totalitarian anti-fascist warning in Jasieński’s short stories.