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Baroque Horrors: Roots of the Fantastic in the Age of Curiosities Hardcover – March 4, 2010


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 204 pages
  • Publisher: University of Michigan Press (March 4, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0472117211
  • ISBN-13: 978-0472117215
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 6 x 8.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,509,560 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Baroque Horrors is a textual archeologist's dream, scavenged from obscure chronicles, manuals, minor histories, and lesser-known works of major artists. Castillo finds tales of mutilation, mutation, monstrosity, murder, and mayhem, and delivers them to us with an inimitable flair for the sensational that nonetheless rejects sensationalism because it remains so grounded in historical fact." - William Egginton, Johns Hopkins University"

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David Castillo is Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at the University at Buffalo, SUNY.

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