Towards a Better Understanding of the Ugly in Literature

Because of the lack of a definition of the ugly that does not depend on beauty and that is applicable to literary studies, one proposes that ugliness is an independent aesthetic category. One determines lack and excess as the common aesthetic traits of the ugly and horror and disgust as the inherent...

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Main Author: Delgado Chinchilla, Oscar
Format: Artículo
Language: Inglés
Published: Escuela de Lenguas Modernas, Universidad de Costa Rica 2013
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Online Access: http://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/rlm/article/view/12673
http://hdl.handle.net/10669/23566
Summary: Because of the lack of a definition of the ugly that does not depend on beauty and that is applicable to literary studies, one proposes that ugliness is an independent aesthetic category. One determines lack and excess as the common aesthetic traits of the ugly and horror and disgust as the inherent emotional response they commonly provoke.