The Monstrous and the Marvelous

The Monstrous and the Marvelous

by Rikki Ducornet

Published by: City Lights Publishers

Imprint: City Lights Publishers

144 Pages, 6.00 x 8.00 x 0.40 in

  • Paperback
  • 9780872863545
  • Published: January 2001

$12.95

With the great Renaissance voyages to the New World came the popularity of Wunderkammern, or cabinets of wonders, in which newly discovered monsters and marvels could be displayed. Like such a cabinet, this collection of essays surveys the monstrous and the marvelous—as transmuted in the alembic of Rikki Ducornet's open-hearted vision—in literature, art and film. For her, excess anomaly, and heterodoxy entice the imagining mind to embrace "otherness," enlarge the world and regenerate Eden.