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Published: 01 February 1997

406 Pages

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9780859895415

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Deformed Discourse

The Function of the Monster in Medieval Thought and Literature

David Williams

Liverpool University Press

Exeter Medieval Texts and Studies LUP

  • Now published in paperback, this fully-illustrated book explores the concept of the monster in the Middle Ages, examining its philosophical and theological roots and analysing its symbolic function in medieval literature and art
  • Fascinating and comprehensive, this study of the grotesque in medieval aesthetic expression successfully brings together medieval research and modern criticism