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SOURCE:   Philology. Theory & Practice. Tambov: Gramota, 2014. 5. Part 2. P. 91-94.
SCIENTIFIC AREA: Philological Sciences
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Zozulya Elena Vladimirovna
Cherkasy State Technological University, Ukraine

Abstract. The article analyzes the basic tendencies and approaches of modern literary criticism to the categorization and definition of the conception of "grotesque". The author makes a comparison of grotesque and the related phenomenon of irony in the story by D. Barthelme "The School" from the collection "Sixty Stories". The writers poetics is associated in the first place with using the methods of game and grotesque in the work of literature. The author traces the tendency of apocalyptic nature and absurdity of images and events created by the writer.
Key words and phrases: , , , , , , post-modernism, irony, grotesque, game, apocalypse, chaos.
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