Puppet An Essay on Uncanny Life
List Price: $25.00
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Binding: Trade Cloth
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
The puppet can entertain or terrify, evoke the innocence of childhood, or become a magical entity, able to negotiate with ghosts and gods. Puppets are often creepy things, inanimate while also full of spirit, alive with gesture and voice. In this haunting and beautiful book, Kenneth Gross takes us on a meditative journey through the world of puppet theater, exploring the mysterious fascination of these unsettling objects. Engaging particular aspects of the puppet, from its blunt grotesquery to its talent for metamorphosis, Gross teases out their meaning, showing us the puppet in the guise of angel, seducer, demon, and destroyer. On a global tour of puppets onstage, he takes us to the More...
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