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Mohsen Mohammadi Fesharaki, Fazl Allah Khodadadi, Yousof Afsharnia,
Volume 6, Issue 17 (4-2013)

Grotesque as a form of art existed since the early period of Christianity in Roman Culture when the human, the animal and the plant were mixed together ina single painting. Indeed the grotesque is the manifestation of the world distracted and alienated, that is, to see the familiarworld as terrifying or ridiculous or both.In this genre the artist tries to convey to his audience the two conflicting feelings of fear and joy simultaneously. Hyperbole, dissonance, and absurdity are some of the important elements of the grotesque. One of the forms of the grotesque is the story. Thisresearch attempts in a descriptive-analytical method to study the grotesque in Iranian and foreign novels and show their differences in this regard.

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