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.