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Volume I

Page 124



continuous state of flux and becoming,
almost as if ‘giving birth to each
other'
                       Bakhtin

Its critics deplored this ‘wilful rejection
of proper continuities in the representation
of objects.'

“That is, in its refusal to render
individual figures in their distinctiveness
and perfection, and its blurring of
the boundaries between types of
organism generally grotesque ornamentation
was seen as violating both classical
aesthetic norms and the laws of nature."