The World as a Labyrinth

Manierismus in der Literatur (Mannerism in Literature)

Linguistic alchemy and esoteric combination art

Fairy tales, worlds of dreams and magic, horror, madness and the absurd ...

Fantastic art and literature is not a contemporary invention. In fact, it has been around since the beginning of artistic endeavors themselves. In his original and breathtaking foray through the history of art and literature in Europe, Gustav René Hocke uses his impressive knowledge to uncover the cultural-historical connection of the fantastic or mannerism, which runs like a golden thread through all epochs of European art history from antiquity to the present day in which it has blossomed into a dominant art form of our time.

With Manierismus in der Literatur (Mannerism in Literature), the second of Gustav René Hocke's four central works on the European history of the fantastic is now available for the first time as an e-book.